I'll be brief here. That's because
you'll learn enough about me on this website browsing through samples
of my published articles, photographs
Here goes ...
I was a journalist for nine years before becoming a freelance writer/photographer
the fall of 2008. I have written roughly 2,900 stories, conducted more
than 9,000 interviews, taken who-knows-how-many photographs and received
23 journalism awards.
The topics I have covered have been vast, many of the people, extraordinaryfrom
talented first-graders to a U.S. presidential candidate (who granted
a private, hour-long meeting). I have interviewed celebrities and homeless
people; pastors and people charged with crimes; teachers and law officers;
business owners and champions of nonprofits; developers, politicians
and leaders of grassroots movements. I have interviewed families who
have lost loved ones in tragic accidents and survivors who have rebuilt
their lives after near death experiences.
I have written briefs and lengthy narratives;
four-part series and a 315-page book. I have worked alongside some gifted
and respected editors.
A critical component to my storytelling is my unconventional background.
It provides me with a different level of skills to see, hear and feel.
I have lived in trailers in Alabama and Mississippi (on volunteer missions)
and I have worked and lived in Hollywood
(in a house in the hills with a vaulted glass ceiling). I have lived
in a brick loft, in an artists' colony, and a log cabin, in a historic
writers' colony. I have owned my own businesses and worked for corporations.
I have lived in several states and traveled to several countries.
There's moreincluding how I became a writer in the first placebut
that's reserved for dinner conversation.
Call me if you need me. I will travel for the right assignments.
Author of the book: It's Going
to be O.K. (but not like we thought)
Subtitle: A story about certainty,
bewilderment, reinvention and contribution