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.
The Swatika Tattoo
The story of a young German prisoner of war, whose love for Nazi Germany is as visible as his swastika tattoo. After Americans capture his U-boat, Rudolf is sent to an Arizona POW camp where he picks cotton for a Jewish farmer. There he comes face-to-face with the bigotry he learned as a Hitler Youth. Through his long internment, his only joy is his friendship with the farmer’s son who shows him the meaning of humanity, individualism, and democracy—but a murder makes Rudolf realize he may be the next target of the camp’s hard-core Nazis.
Vision of a Happy Life: A Memoir2019
Sedona: City of Refugees2019
Awards and Recognition
- First Place Award for Best Column, Serious Subjects National Newspaper Association 1993