I have been a newspaper reporter most of my life, having worked for various community newspapers in Southern California and Arizona. My work included a ten-year stint as a free-lance writer for the Los Angeles Times.

In 1991, I moved to Sedona, Arizona, where I worked as a reporter, editor, and political columnist for the Sedona Red Rock News. My political column “Gerrymandering,” was awarded a first place national award by the National Newspaper Association.

My writing has also appeared in the Arizona Republic, the Christian Science Monitor, Opium, Six Hens, and Fiction Attic Press. In 2016, my nonfiction essay, “The Decision,” received Honorable Mention from the Disquiet Literary Prize and $750 toward the conference in Lisbon. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend.

I am the self-published author of a historical novel, “The Swastika Tattoo,” available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Other Works

  • Vision of a Happy Life: A Memoir

  • Sedona: City of Refugees


Awards and Recognition

  • First Place Award for Best Column, Serious Subjects National Newspaper Association 1993