Overall Writing Philosophy:
My forte is communicating ideas effectively in an easy to understand way. Whether I’m writing fiction, a memoir, or articles about a complex subject, my goal is to breathe new life into the project.
1. Personal publishing credits
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).
Taking Flight is the first book in the science fiction series People of Pengarii, exploring the plight of a world when a strange infestation threatens the survival of every man, woman, and child.
First Raid is a prequel novella in the People of Pengarii series. What happens when a daring raid into enemy territory goes awry?
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.
M&B Global Solutions
I ghostwrote this series of nine short stories about the benefits of being kind to others.
This booklet answers key questions people may have when hiring a ghostwriter.
Haiku (short poem)
• Acorn – Spring 2011
• Haijinx – March 2011
• The Heron’s Nest – Sept 2011
October 2003 – present
• Twenty memoirs
• Eleven fictional novels
• Nine how-to or business books
• Four children’s books
3. Article and Guide Writing
Yahoo! Small Business
January 2013 – 2016
• Feature articles for the small business owner
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
Sept 2010 – Feb 2011
• Seven complete newsletters
• 14 articles on automotive repair
Feb 2003 – May 2003
• Three how-to-booklets on pet care published by Petco
4. Chess Journalist
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
Sept 1981 – May 1983
High School chess correspondent
Wild Heart Films
June 1998 – November 1998
I wrote and produced the full-length feature film In The Open.
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