Writing Experience

  • Author of children and freelance non-fiction and fiction writing
  • Moderator, Northern Ohio SCBWI critique meeting, April 5, 2014
  • Co-moderator, Hudson Library Children’s Authors’ Panel, April 14, 2012
  • Guest panelist, Regina Brett, WKSU radio, September 21, 2011
  • Workshop moderator, Northern Ohio SCBWI annual conference, 2011-13
  • Presenter, Stanton Middle School Career Day, Kent, OH, May 2008-2013
  • Guest panelist, Leon Bibb, Cleveland News Channel 5, Kaleidoscope
  • Presenter, Young Author’s Conference, St. Patrick School, Kent, OH, April 2001

Publishing credits

  • Sold, Highlights magazine, What a Pro Knows, Digging the Past: Ted Daeschler, Paleontologist, November 2014.
  • Sold, Highlights magazine, What a Pro Knows, Studying Our Feathered Friends: Jed Brett, Ornithologist, August 2014.
  • Sold, Highlights magazine, Gallant Kid: Rachel Prior, January 2014 (publication date June 2015).
  • Published, Highlights magazine, What a Pro Knows, Prepared to Save Lives: Eric Davis, Firefighter, October 2014.
  • Sold, Highlights magazine, What a Pro Knows, Bringing Clay to Life: Paul Rhymer, Sculptor, October 2013.
  • Published, Healthy News, freelance commissioned articles, April 2010-2014.
  • Published, 2012 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market, freelance article titled Supplement Your Writing Income: Know Your Options.
  • Published, Highlights Magazine, poem titled Socked Away, November 2010.
  • Published, Highlights Magazine, puzzle titled Picture Puzzler, October 2010.
  • Published, 2010 Guide to Literary Agents, freelance article titled How Not to Get an Agent: 10 Things You Should Never Do.
  • Sold, American Greetings, greeting card text, November 2006 to June 2007.
  • Sold, Andrews-McMeel, greeting card text, August 2006, September 2007.
  • Published, Fun for Kidz magazine, non-fiction manuscript titled Create an Outdoor Feeding Tree, September-October 2006.
  • Published, 3 personal essays, Once Upon a Time Magazine, 2006.
  • Published, supplemental (appendix) piece in Nurturing the Peacemakers in Our Students. A Guide to Writing & Speaking Out About Issues of War & of Peace, Chris Weber, author, published by Heinemann, 2006. I also did extensive copy editing for this book.
  • Published, My Friend Magazine, non-fiction manuscript titled Christ’s Love Across the Miles, February 2005
  • Published, Gryphon House, 3 kindergarten activities in The Giant Book of Kindergarten Activities, 2004
  • Published, Kent/Ravenna Record Courier, non-fiction article titled Teen Creates Balance Between Imagination and Reality, February 2003.
  • Sold, CTB/McGraw-Hill, educational testing material titled Spiders: Hunters and Trappers, September 2002.
  • Published, Focus on the Family Clubhouse magazine, non-fiction article titled Nice Surprises, December 2002.

Professional experience

  • Active Past Regional Advisor, Northern Ohio SCBWI Executive Board, Jan 2009-present.
  • Assistant Regional Advisor, Northern Ohio SCBWI, 2007
  • Regional Advisor, Northern Ohio SCBWI, 2004-06, May-Dec. 2008
  • Assistant Regional Advisor, Northern Ohio SCBWI, 2003
  • Member, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, March 2000 to present.

Work experience

  • June 2005-present. St. Patrick School, Kent, OH, Tuition administrator, part-time.
  • September 1999-present. St. Patrick School, Kent, OH, Library aide, part-time.
  • September 1996-present. St. Patrick School, Kent, OH, Latchkey program coordinator and supervisor, part-time.
  • 1992-2005. National Center for Evaluation of Residency Programs, Kent, OH, clerical work, part-time.