My Writing

I am a freelance writer specializing in features and news. I have a degree in English: creative writing and have been writing for publications since 1995. I love writing. I love reading. I love anything with words.

Do you have a project you need help with? I am available as a media consultant to write press releases and newsletter articles, make contact with local media, advise you on what stories may be of interest to the media, ghostwrite blog or social media posts, columns, or books, and edit/proofread any written material.

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Samples of my work:

Press Releases

(NOTE: I included links to A-Town Daily News because the publication makes very few, if any, changes to press releases)

Free live music and auction to benefit local church, veterans organization (October 2021)

Atascadero United Methodist Church hosts fundraiser (July 2021)

Atascadero 4th of July drive-thru barbecue will benefit Colony Days (June 2020)

Delta Liquid Energy & Delta RV manager to retire after 30 years (December 2019)

46th Annual Colony Days returns to Atascadero this weekend (October 2019)

Atascadero Methodist Church responds to new plan that excludes LGBTQIA community (March 2019)

Carolina Story, Hilary & Kate will perform at Tent City After Dark concert (October 2018)

Host families needed for program this summer (May 2018)

Atascadero church choir invited to sing at Carngie Hall (February 2018)

Colony Days spreads the message of love around Atascadero (Oct

United Methodist Church offers weekly student ministry program (August 2017)

Bob Jo Valentine plays benefit concert (February 2016)

Atascadero UMC celebrates Easter with a cantata on Palm Sunday (March 2015)

Denise Braun: Helping women overcome their fraud fables (Journal Plus, January 2019, Page 20)

The Wellness Kitchen: Helping People Through Food (Journal Plus, July 2018, Page 20)

Kelly Ferguson: Adapting Everyday Items for Those with Disabilities (Journal Plus, November 2017)

Local filming documentary ‘Where There Once Was Water: A California Story’ (Paso Robles Daily News, Feb. 10, 2016)

Liz Lee and Mark McConnell give 50 percent of their commissions to charity (Journal Plus, April 2016)

Enrique Torres: Working his way from the cellar to producing his own wine (Journal Plus, March 2016)

Retired Atascadero teacher writes book about her uncle who died in Vietnam (Paso Robles Daily News, Feb. 11, 2016)
Órale Taqueria opening soon in Paso Robles  (Paso Robles Daily News, Jan. 1, 2016)

Santa Maria photographer takes on 100-mile ultra marathons (Journal Plus, September 2015)

Local author Pamela Sharp gets publishing deal (Paso Robles Daily News, May 14, 2015)

Major motion picture studio operating in Creston (Paso Robles Daily News, Jan. 14, 2015)

Tea is good for you (Information Press, September 2014)

Little girl fights tumor in heart (Paso Robles Daily News, Aug. 7. 2014)

Orange is the New Black: Interview with the Author (Information Press, May 2014)

Catherine Ryan Hyde: Well Known Author Refused to Give Up (Information Press, March 2014)
Artist Inspires Women With Mixed Media (Information Press, March 2014)
Abbey Onikoyi’s Colorful African Spirit (Information Press, February 2014)

Eileen Allan is a ‘Woman of Distinction’ (Senior Living Magazine, May 2004)

Henry Koontz: 95 years old and healthy (Paso Robles Press, March 31, 2004)

George Luna: A new mayor in town (Senior Living Magazine, January 2004)

Food & Wine
As You Like It: How to make the best coffee? It’s a matter of taste (Edible SLO, Summer 2016)

Downtown Paso Robles gets a new wine tasting room (Paso Robles Daily News, Jan. 29, 2016)
Amsterdam Coffee House becoming Kreuzberg Coffee (Paso Robles Daily News, Feb. 9, 2016)
LXV Winery steps things up a notch with spice and wine pairings (Edible SLO, Holidays 2015, starts on Page 24)

Wine Rail Excursion blends wine with trains (VINO, Harvest 2012)
Rock Star Winemaker: Shannon Gustafson (VINO, May 2011)

Atascadero Colony Days (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
The Pour House (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
Fig Good Food (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
Brown Butter Cookie Co. in Cayucos is a must stop (Wine Coast Country, Aug. 28, 2013)

Atascadero to discuss allowing limited medical marijuana cultivation (A-Town Daily News, Feb. 15, 2016)

Proposed mental health center to go before planning commission (A-Town Daily News, Nov. 27, 2015)
Oak Park seeks farm workers for subsidized housing (Paso Robles Daily News, April 23, 2015)
Supervisors vote to restrict water exportation (Paso Robles Daily News, April 21, 2015)

Man puts up fight during arrest Tuesday (Paso Robles Daily News, Sept. 24, 2014)

Hundreds of locals rely on medical marijuana to ease suffering  (Paso Robles Daily News, Aug. 5, 2014)

City Council rejects moving card room to Ramada Dr. (Paso Robles Daily News, July 14, 2014)

Murder suspect now being held without bail pending trial (Paso Robles Daily News, April 20, 2015)

Stop Taking Water for Granted (Information Press, September 2014)
Action or inaction (Information Press, August 2014)