Editorial, Feature Articles & Books
I am fortunate to have a creative outlet at my day job, in addition to my freelance work. Get an idea of my writing style – and the things that are important to me – by reading some of my newspaper editorials and feature articles. [Links coming soon!]
In 2010-11, I had the opportunity to co-write a non-fiction book. It was a true learning experience, as I worked on all aspects of the book from the beginning – just a few pages and ideas written by the author. I served as editor and book designer as well as co-author and worked with the printer all the way to the final product. What a thrill it was to hold that shiny new book in my hand, hot off the presses, and see my name on the front cover!
My next writing project is a book of collected recipes, stories and history representing four generations of women in my family. It’s a very personal project, but at the same time one that I think will be relatable to a broad audience. I look forward to the storytelling process as much as the nuts and bolts of editing and design. Learn more about it at my blog set up just for the book.
In 2015, I completed the layout and design of two children’s books for self-published authors in the Greater Phoenix area. The first project was doing basic layout work – the author had a strong idea of how she wanted to book to be laid out and firm guidelines from the printer; she just needed the technical expertise to make it happen. The second book was family affair (meaning I worked with my author and illustrator mother), and I had the opportunity to have a more hands-on role in the book design.