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. Anything with words.

Have a project you need help with? I am available for a variety of work either on a hourly basis or per project. 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, ghost write blog posts, columns or books and to edit/proof read any written material.

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Samples of my work:

Brittany App is Making a Documentary about Water (Paso Robles Magazine, April 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)
Residents put in sweat equity for homes (Atascadero News, Feb. 20, 2013)
Thayer saves woman’s life (Atascadero News, May 7, 2012)
Local resident is inducted as a SETP fellow (Atascadero News, Nov. 3, 2011)

Food & Wine
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)
Rock Star Winemaker: Daniel Daou (VINO, March 2012)
Rock Star Winemaker: Justin Kahler (VINO, September 2011)
Rock Star Winemaker: Shannon Gustafson
(VINO, May 2011)
Happy goats come from Happy Acres (Atascadero News, Oct. 8, 2010)

Atascadero Colony Days (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
Atascadero city hall tours (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)
Discovering Old Edna (Wine Coast Country, Aug. 14, 2013)

Atascadero to discuss allowing limited medical marijuana cultivation (A-Town Daily News, Feb. 15, 2016)
Atascadero gym owners appeal commission’s approval of new gym (Paso Robles Daily News, May 20, 2015)
Woman dies in house fire Friday in Atascadero (Paso Robles Daily News, May 11, 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)
Save Atas. files lawsuit about Walmart (Atascadero News, Aug. 21, 2012)
Las Lomas Village gets restarted (Atascadero News, July 13, 2012)
Walmart/Annex project gets unanimous go-ahead (Atascadero News, June 29, 2012)

Murder suspect now being held without bail pending trial (Paso Robles Daily News, April 20, 2015)
Robbery suspect still at large (Atascadero News, Feb. 27, 2013)
4-year-old found safely (Atascadero News, Aug. 19, 2011)

Stop Taking Water for Granted (Information Press, September 2014)
Action or inaction (Information Press, August 2014)
Personal Rights: Where Do They Begin and Where Do They End? (Information Press, June 2014)