I'm a hands-on, versatile communications professional with solid, practical expertise in writing and editing, author support, publication design and production, content development, social media management and communications planning.
Most of my work at present is with authors seeking to self-publish. I really enjoy helping them polish their work and bring their books into the world. I believe that every author has unique strengths and unique needs, so my goal is always to be flexible and find the best way of working for that particular author.
Founded Pilgrim Spirit Communications to offer freelance services in writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, author services, content management and communications consulting.
• Managed all communications efforts for progressive ecumenical social service agency, including public relations, marketing, publications, media relations, online communications and fundraising support.
• Edited and published monthly newspaper, electronic newsletter(s), annual report, community resource guide, and web site updates.
• Coordinated all educational programming, including annual Community Services Resource Fair and CommUniversity adult education/enrichment program.
Seasoning the Soul invites the reader on a contemplative journey through the year, integrating the Celtic and Christian views on creation as its principal perspective. Beautiful photographs along with insightful poems, reflections and blessings by more than two dozen contributors with diverse denominational connections from across the United States offer windows into each season and suggest th... read more
Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy made mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule. Only a few can stop him. Their travels will take them over continents, through va... read more
Women Writing: On the Edge of Dark and Light is a collection of works by Tacoma-area poets. Catherine Place in Tacoma is a space of healing, hope, and connection for all women and serves nearly 1,500 women each year. Named for Catherine of Siena, a 14th century Dominican who worked to effect change in the society of her day, Catherine Place fosters community learning and growth, leadership, su... read more
Second edition. Includes new material, the final chapter in the story of a mother and a daughter and Alzheimer's.Maddening. Crazy-making. Frustrating. The dance that is Alzheimer's is never quite mastered. The music changes often and the steps are irregular. This way? That way? Nothing is ever straightforward in the telling. This mother and daughter navigate the capricious ways of Alzheimer's ... read more
This book is for serious reflection by believers who believe that in Christ, God has truly come into our world, and are asking themselves - why has this coming not made a bigger difference? This book is for all kinds of Christians, and people curious about Christianity, and considers the failure of Christianity to truly transform the world, asks why, and reflects on various insights gathered o... read more
Long ago the Gods fought a terrible war that nearly destroyed all existence. Seeking to avert disaster they banished their kind to exile and left humanity to fend for itself. But now, an ancient enemy driven mad by time seeks to raise his God again and wage a new war against those who would oppose him and his rule.Deon is missing, flown away in a immense display of elemental Fire. Undaunted, t... read more
Winner of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Nancy Pearl Award for Best Book--Memoir, The Sweet Dell is a hopeful and captivating true story that transports the reader into the dark years of Nazi-occupied Holland. Arrested on October 6, 1943, Dr. Pieter Schoorl listened to the heavy iron doors of a basement cell in the Gestapo’s Amsterdam headquarters close behind him. It had been ... read more
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I'm a 19 year veteran in Christian publishing, specializing in gift/coffee table books, devotionals, and trade books.
Experienced editor of cookbooks and home/lifestyle books; my editing and proofreading work includes James Beard and IACP Award winners.