Writing Credits

NEWSPAPERS

Mariposa Gazette
The Fresno Bee
Sierra Gateway Neighbors
Visalia City View
Mariposa Tribune
Sierra Madre News
University Times (California State University, Los Agneles)

MAGAZINES

Woman’s World
Llama International
Murderous Intent
Sierra Heritage
Brio
Club Connection, a Missionettes Magazine for Girls
Guideposts for Kids Online
Primary Treasure
Once Upon a Time
Futures
Synopsis, an APPA publication

AWARDS AND HONORS

June 2011, Story accepted and broadcast on NPR’s Valley Writer’s Read
Teacher of the Freedmen

San Louis Obispo Night Writers annual writing contest 2006
First Place—A Dragon in the Bathroom
Honorable Mention—Loosen Up

Border’s Halloween story contest (Entries from the cities of Fresno and Visalia)
2001 Second Place—Snow Ghost (intensified)

Dead Bird Society mystery writing contest
2011 Best Use of Theme—Beware the Unseen
2006 Emeritus Award—Heat Wave Hysteria
2001 First Place—Too Close to Terrorism
2000 Third Place—Murder at the Maxwell
1999 Second Place—Millenium Madness
1997 First Place—A Cool Murder

Writers International (Win Win) annual writing contest
First place for a children’s story—1998 Snow Ghost
Best of Show—1998 Unrest at Haven Hill
Honorable Mention for personal story—1996 The Thief

THE WRITING OF HISTORY

Charcoal and Chalk, a novel of a teacher of the freedmen in Texas during Civil War reconstruction

Seven years contributing editor for Mariposa Sentinel, a quarterly newsletter for the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Wrote features on historical events, places, and people in Mariposa County

Co-author of a book on the history of the Mariposa Methodist Church

January 2000, commissioned to write a special Millennium commemorative edition for the Fresno Bee—a history of a hundred years for three California counties.

Miscellaneous articles on local history published in the Fresno Bee’s Sierra Gateway Neighbors and Visalia City View