About my writing


Most of my published work has been journalistic in nature. I’ve worked for Minot Daily News and for special sections through Bismarck Tribune. Although my family and I moved from North Dakota to Utah in 2011, I still occasionally accepted article assignments for special sections until the spring of 2013.

One of the most challenging journalistic endeavors I enjoyed was being a regular contributor for Bismarck Tribune’s Bakken Breakout.

I also feel honored to have worked on the transcription of letters for Arlene Elle Gray’s Letters from Iran (available on Amazon.com here). I’ve done a few other copy editing, line editing and light marketing projects. I love the writing/editing craft in almost every form.

My fiction books include The Night Ones and The Heart of All Magic They’re currently available for sale on Amazon. I have several other works in progress, both fiction and nonfiction, and I hope to get at least one of them out this year.

Raise your hand if you love the writing life. Who’s with me?

The Pure Joy of Writing (blog posts):

My fountain helps me focus

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Make my book a movie

Writing FAST: An interview with Jeff Bollow

Three reasons to have fun with IndieRecon

Three ways to edit a fiction book and a personalized editing plan

Another fast-writing post

Three steps to boosting word count productivity

My Irish Writing Retreat

Writing at my new (old) desk

Why I Write–again

I won a free book

Why I can’t choose a writing niche

The North Dakota Legislature and Bakken Oil

Three reasons for writer’s group to become a girl’s night in

Write past the holiday noise

A writer’s stewardship: green living, responsible reporting

Gerunds and active writing voice

Writing like a flybaby

The Bakken, history, writing and hope

The 100-word sentence: Why diagram it?

Top five deadline strategies

Can I communicate in computer code?

Why writers network with each other

The blog I used to write

The Bakken and my constant education

The 100-word sentence challenge

The blessings of a writing group

Still writing articles


12 Comments to “About my writing”

  1. My hand is raised high above my head. I love being a freelance writer!


  2. Sounds like you live a varied and fruitful writing career! Congrats on The Night Ones Legacy and here’s to more great books to come 🙂


  3. I love writing and creating poems and cakes, jewelry,canvasses, wooden plaques, well just about anything, and have even managed to turn my hubby into a creative too,he makes mini metal sculptures (stops him being a gamer!)

    I would love some advice and guidance on being able to market what we do! but most of all I want to write, any tips from you or any of your followers would be most welcome!

    My hands are well and truly raised up! Yaay! 🙂 G


  4. My hand is raised in the affirmative. I love the awesome creative nature.


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