I have written numerous magazine and newspaper articles on such diverse topics as screen time for
babies, raising wild turkeys, chronic pain management, road construction,
wildlife art, therapeutic horseback riding, and map-making.
I edited Northwest Business Magazine. I also edited To Teach,
To Learn, To Live: The Complete Diabetes Education Guide for Health Care
Professionals by Diane O'Grady, RN, RSN, CDE, Second Edition (2006). This
book won first place in the reference category of the Writer's Digest
Self-Published Book Awards (2010).
And now a new door has opened
into Storyland . . . the world I’m exploring with my grandchildren, Tommy and
Tina. Take Scissortown, home of the neatest and tidiest people anywhere. Enter
the Slicers and Dicers, clumsy-looking creatures without a mean bone in their
bodies, but OBC types who never met a pinking shear they didn't like. They
wreak havoc in neat-and-tidy land until the grown-ups come up with a
“solution”—and that creates another huge problem for everyone.
Enter Tommy and Tina, in a
make-believe town but with their real and fascinating personalities . . . .
I write stories for children
and review children's books on Goodreads. And I wrote How
to Prepare Your Young Child for Success in School--offered here and
free on Smashwords--to help parents of children 0 to 4 years old prepare them
for a future rich in books and learning.