Objective: Ghostwriter

Overall Writing Philosophy:
My forte is communicating ideas effectively, in an easy to understand way. Whether I’m writing fiction, non-fiction, or articles about a complex subject, my goal is to breathe new life into the project.

Writing Experience:
1. Personal publishing credits
Mongoose Press
Chess Is Child’s Play
This is a book I authored, published through Mongoose Press, which teaches parents, of any skill level, to teach their very young children to play chess (ages 2-7).

Red Moon Press
Joshua’s Missing Peace
I ghostwrote this book and received a cover credit. This true story is about a mother whose son was put on dangerous psychiatric drugs, only to find out that he had an advanced case of strep throat.

Haiku (short poem)
•  Acorn – Spring 2011
•  Haijinx – March 2011
•  The Heron’s Nest – Sept 2011

2. Ghostwriting
October 2003 – present
• Nine memoirs
• Three science fiction/fantasy novels
• Four historical, epic-drama fiction novels
• Four how-to or business books
• Three children’s books

3. Article and Guide Writing

Yahoo! Small Business
January 2013 – Present
Feature articles for the small business owner

Move.com
July 2009 – April 2011
• Over 100 articles about mortgages and real estate
• Seven complete guides about mortgages
• A comprehensive glossary totaling over 200 terms

The Haiku Foundation
May 2010 – Nov 2010
• Three articles on haiku
• Moderator for their forum

Management Success
Sept 2010 – Feb 2011
• Seven complete newsletters
• 14 articles on automotive repair

WorldWise
Feb 2003 – May 2003
• Three how-to-booklets on pet care published by Petco

4. Chess Journalist
Inquirer.net
June 2009 – Sept 2009
Three online articles based on my experience teaching children to play chess

Southern California Chess Federation
Jan 1990 – Jan 1992
Editor and Chief of Rank and File magazine

United States Chess Federation
Jan 1990 – Jan 1998
Freelance journalist

The Advent
Sept 1981 – May 1983
High School chess correspondent

5. Screenwriting
Wild Heart Films
June 1998 – November 1998
I wrote and produced the full length feature film In The Open.

Additional Information:
Received BS in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona
Chess Enthusiast: One of the top 50 women chess players in the US
Licensed Mortgage Broker and Founder of First Founders Financial
Independent Filmmaker: Produced three features and three shorts