About my book
Writing Home has earned several awards, including one from Writer's Digest and another from Midwest Independent Publishers Association. The late Detroit News columnist and author, George Cantor, wrote a piece about the book after spending a day visiting my favorite hometown haunts with me. Cantor described Writing Home as "a love letter to home and family life." The collection includes 93 pieces that were previously published in national magazines and regional newspapers. Proceeds from the sale of books from the first printing were donated to organizations serving the homeless in southeast Michigan.
My lifestyles features and personal-experience essays have been published regionally in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, the Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine, The Detroit News, Detroit Public TV's Signal magazine, Metro Times, Michigan BLUE, Observer & Eccentric newspapers, and Metro Parent magazine. From 2012 through 2017, I wrote a monthly column on midlife and aging topics for Michigan Prime, a supplement to the Sunday Detroit Free Press.
As the first Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Oak Public Library, I've organized numerous local author programs and conducted a variety of writing workshops for my community.
About my photography
My images have appeared in Country Gardens, Innsider, Michigan Living, The Detroit News Homestyle Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The Daily Tribune, Your Home & Lifestyle magazine, Observer & Eccentric newspapers, and Rust Belt Rising.
I'm a longtime member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.