It's been said that telling stories is the way we make sense of our world. I couldn’t agree more. I have been telling life stories since 1997 in the biographies, memoirs, personal profile (human interest) articles, and company histories that I write and help others write. My clients appreciate my listening, patience, organization, writing skills, and the encouragement I provide.
I discovered my love for story telling during my freshman English class in college when I wrote an essay about my grandparents and their farm. In 1997, many years after graduation, I wrote a book about their lives as a lasting tribute to them. The book changed my life. From that moment on, I fashioned myself a writer of peoples’ lives.
Since 1997, I have taken more than twenty books from the “idea” to the “completed book” stage while engaging editors, graphic designers, proofreaders, printers, self-publishers, and publishers as needed. I have had many articles appear in regional magazines, have written company and organization newsletters, teach a writing workshop that helps would-be writers start and finish their books, and am a frequent presenter on the topic of writing life stories.
When not putting pen to paper, I read lots of books, attend movies and concerts, follow Minnesota Twins baseball, jog, golf, plays squash, frequent coffee shops, escape now and again to Grand Marais on Lake Superior, and enjoy time with my family and friends.
Other pages on my site:
Portfolio: Shows my completed books, starting with the most recent. For each, click on the book title to view more information about it, including an excerpt.
Testimonials: Comments from my clients about my work.
Contact: Information for contacting me.