Author & Writer

Resume

2015

  • Adjunct Instructor, Capital University, English Composition
  • GTA, Advanced Fiction, Ohio State University
  • Certificate in the Pedagogy of Creative Writing

2012-2014

  • MFA, Antioch University Los Angeles (Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction)
  • Community of Stories writing Mentor, Cincinnati Ohio, March

2013

  • The Home Remedy Manual, Home Remedy LLC

2012

News and Features:

  • “Vintage Ohio Wine Festival,” Midwest Wine Press, (8/12)
  • “An Artist, a Chinese Junk and Old Union Station,” Short North Gazette, (8/12)
  • “Wine, Wine, Everywhere a Wine,” City Scene Magazine, (8/12)
  • “One Grower, Huge Impact: The Wisconsin AVA,” The Grapevine (7/12)
  • “Second Life: Barrels Get a Face-lift,” The Grapevine, (5/12)
  • “Dads Across the World Fight Laws,” Latitude News, (5/12)
  • Vox Pop, audio recording, Latitude News, (5/12)
  • “Vino Where You Live,” Midwest Wine Press (5/12)
  • “Deadbeat Dads,” Latitude News (5/12)
  • Winery and Events profiles, Midwest Wine Press (4/12)
  • “In Pursuit of Beads,” Short North Gazette (4/12)
  • “Wrangling Volunteers,” Vineyard and Winery Management (6/12)
  • “A Slice of American Dream,” Short North Gazette (3/12).
  • “Groove U,” Short North Gazette (2/12)
  • “Black Rot and Sour Rot in Grape Berries,” The Grapevine Magazine (3/12).

Blog Articles:

  • Spa Boom – a series of articles on spa services, skin care, diet and exercise (ongoing since 7/12).
  • The Renegade Writer – an article for this 10,000-subscriber Freelance Writer’s blog (to be published).

Corporate Work:

  • Facebook consultation for Fortner Fine Living, 4/12
  • Social Media Consultation Services, Iannarino-Dexter Creative (IDC), on-going.
  • Web site, Attorney Bio section, research and writing, Scott Schiff & Associates (1/12).

Creative Non-Fiction:

  • “Short Linebacker Rules the Roost,” Sugar Mule (8/12)
  • “Smoke in My Hands,” Anthology: Columbus Creative Co-operative (4/12)

2011 Senior Staff Writer for The Grapevine Magazine.

2008-2010

  • Created all publicity materials, including Constant Contact email marketing, press releases, magazine articles, and regular public speaking engagements for Healing in America, Ohio.

2007-2009 Editor, The Conscious Voices Program, a weekly one-hour magazine-style show for WCRS-FM, Columbus. Originated stories, researched, wrote, and prepared for broadcast all one-hour, weekly shows.

  • “Salmon,” First Place in short story, Ohio Writer’s Contest

2006-2007 Dreamweaver magazine; Elyria magazine. Senior Reporter for Bexley Public Radio (WCRX-LP)

1990-1993  Manager of Public Relations for Allied Pickfords, London, UK. I ran this international PR office handling all press and publicity, plus the publication of a monthly newsletter to a staff of 2700 people. I left to run my own corporate communications business which included the Allied Pickfords company newsletter, the Exel company newsletter, and writing for Business Mover and Moving Home magazines.

1988-1990 Local newspaper reporting for The Advertiser series, North London, UK, and the Hornsey Journal. Additional reporting for national newspapers, magazines, and television as a stringer including The Guardian, The Daily Express and The Sun, plus Thames News.

Education

MFA Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2014.

BA English, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Washington

Memberships: Society of Authors (UK), International Women Writers Guild.

Conferences: American Society of Journalists and Authors (NY) 2007, 2006; Columbus Writers Conference 2005, 2007. International Women Writers Guild (NY) 2008. Greater Leighigh Writer’s Conference 2011.

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