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Mentoring – a gift to writing and writers

It is a gift to have someone help you along a journey to improve, such as a coach or a counselor. But in writing, a published author who takes you under their wing, gives you critical, helpful commentary on your manuscript and provides guidance on revision is invaluable. The SCBWI Nevada Mentorship program does exactly that. 12 published writers and…

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Tokyo, Japan – Two upcoming magazine articles I love

I received assignments for two articles for the January 2018 issue of FACES Magazine's Great Cities of the World: Tokyo. The articles are from my heart. I've worked in Tokyo on work assignments in the video game industry. There I met a colleague who became a life-long friend and business partner. He and I introduced Talking Mickey Mouse Watches to…

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Getting Ideas

Sometimes the best thing for your writing is to take a break, give your brain a break, and enjoy something that takes your breath away. That's why I like running. Fresh approach.  

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Livermore Half – here we come

I've been scaling away from full marathons and just doing a bunch of Half's. So the first Half for 2017 is March 26, 2017 at the Livermore Wine County Marathon - running and wine - works for me. Then onto the Armed Forces Half Marathon in May at theĀ  Todos Santos Naval Weapons Station in Concord (Got our red, white…

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Morocco: Land of Extremes, January 2017, FACES Magazine

Morocco is a beautiful, bustling, mystical country. One of the lovely traditions is the making and sharing of sweet Moroccan mint tea. It is a sign of welcome, respect and calm. Read "The Power and Beauty of Moroccan Mint Tea." Moroccan life revolves around their Muslim faith and family. The family includes the extended family and decisions are made as…

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Cambodia, FACES Magazine, September 2016

Cambodia is a new democracy struggling to make its way in the modern world. After years of brutal wars, its resilient people fight to lift themselves to compete and improve the daily lives of their people. In "Recovering From Wars" I take a close look at how the country is making strides in it efforts to recover from horrific wars…

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The World of Dogs, October 2016, FACES Magazine

My three articles in The World of Dogs were so much fun! I loved writing about honoring dogs and showing what heroes they are in all they do. In Crime Fighting Dogs, we learn how the dogs train to help and protect. The dog and their handler are an inseparable team to fight crime. What could be better than a…

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