Winner of eight national magazine writing awards since 2005, I am a San Francisco-area travel, active-sports and general-interest freelance writer. My articles have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Hemispheres, American Way, Family Circle, Continental, Ladies’ Home Journal, Runner’s World (Contributing Editor since 1995), Inc. Magazine, Bicycling, Budget Travel, the Houston Chronicle, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other major magazines, newspapers and websites. I have also had two books published--guidebooks to running/hiking trails--and I have line-edited many authors' books.
" With nearly a million acres of beautiful parklands, countless breathtaking mountain and canyon trails, spectacular cityscapes around every corner, and hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline, the toughest part of running in San Francisco may be deciding on a route to explore first. San Francisco Running Guide was written to help make the difficult decision of where to run in the Bay Area an ... read more
In August 1966, a 14-year-old boy in Beijing is thrust into violence and chaos as Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution begins to blaze across China. Red Fire is Wei Yang Chao's riveting historical memoir about that era. He tells how rebels attacked and publicly humiliated his family, upended his education. Swept up in events, he finds himself at the center during mass rallies of Red Guards at Tian... read more
An astute, socially relevant tale, set in a world that readers will happily get lost in.Kirkus ReviewsDetective Jimmy Hidalgo tracks a serial killer whose first victim was Jimmy’s best friend, in a San Francisco on the brink of social insurrection. The killer has a terrifying new way of murdering her victims. Salvor Becky Wiley recovers a mysterious object from burned out suburbs in a balkaniz... read more
This story began before I was born, when my father, Ellis P. Steinberg, and uncle Bernard Abraham worked on the secret undertaking that developed the first atomic bombs. These later were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was not only my extended nuclear family that experienced and was affected by growing up at this time in history, but a whole generation of other children raised in the s... read more
In his fine debut, Bruce Sams takes us on a philosophical excursion—witty, insightful, provocative—through human aspirations, foibles and delights. His savvy, wry intelligence considers a wide range of subjects: mortality, politics, spirituality, the nature of Nature, biology’s lessons, the afterlife, the mysterious power of art, the wonder of an enduring love. Intelligent Design is one of tho... read more
A compelling story of love and loss, and Pauline Tusher’s call to return to East Africa, time after time. At the age of fourteen, Pauline lived at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, dreaming of one day visiting the islands of the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. Then came the terrifying Mau Mau Rebellion and the pain of growing up in a family abandoned by her mother. This uplifting book takes readers ... read more
“The cadence of Rominger’s narrative style is soundly evocative of the world she brings to life in The Rangity Tango Kids. Growing up on a California farm riding horses and motorcycles, Rominger figured out where her heart was. The rich story of how to be a great family, to overcome challenges together, and to win in the end is one you won’t want to miss.” —ROBERT REDFORD “From the ground it l... read more
There's no sexual abuse, drug addiction or criminal behavior in What a Trip! Just an ordinary guy-hard working, optimistic, average I.Q.-who leads an extraordinary life. Jim Wood's story is heartbreaking and heartwarming; you'll learn from his clumsy mistakes and his gentle advice. If you want to wander America with an inquisitive runner; start three successful businesses from scratch; and see... read more
This is a new take on the topic with considerable new scholarship about how the ekkyklema worked semiotically, dramaturgically and politically within Greek tragedy. In this fascinating and well-documented cultural study the author explores the proposition that the success of Greek tragedy was connected to the pre-mediated use of religious tropes in the drama, thus triggering profoundly ancient... read more
The Greatest Encounter is not like any other book in the world. Christians are often told, "unfortunate things happen in their lives because their faith was not strong enough for The Almighty God to intercede" or "It is God's will". Nothing could be further from the truth. In honoring his commission to be an eye opener to mankind world-wide and repair the damages in Christianity, Bishop K.K. D... read more
Poetry. "Foust brings to life an immense range of experience and feeling. This poet's emotional intelligence correlates, too, with her formal skill, that unique talent for phrase and rhythm with which she makes a whole world palpable. A superb poet and a tremendous book"--Peter Campion.
Poetry. Art by Lorna Stevens. "Rebecca Foust knows what goes on in 'the cricket-sung, grass-sweet dark,' and she isn't afraid to sing it. If there are moments of anxiety, intimations of mortality--if, as she writes, 'ours is the curse of the blighted touch'--they cannot, in the end, overwhelm the exuberant, muscular joy that emanates both from Foust's poems, and from Lorna Stevens' charming an... read more
'Mom's Canoe' is a chapbook of 24 poems rooted in the author's memories of growing up in the Allegheny Mountains in western Pennsylvania, an area of rich farmland and thickly wooded hills and valleys that was also the site of heavy coal mining and rail-roading activity in the last century.
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I am a copy editor and proofreader with three years of professional experience working on texts for academic and general audiences.
I try to help authors achieve the books they want by careful professional editing, looking at the details – and the bigger stuff if needed.