I have turned my focus to fiction and freelance articles after five years as an art director in Kansas City and 33 years as a community newspaper publisher at the birthplace of Will Rogers in Oologah, Oklahoma. I was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.
Our team continues to produce our weekly syndicated family news feature, "For the Kid in You "
A trip to Greece inspired my first novel (The Revelation Key) published in December, 2017.
Every day seems like a miracle after I defeated stage 4 lymphoma.

Other Works

  • "Shooting Class" - Flash fiction published in the Oklahoma Observer

  • Oologah Lake Leader newspaper


Awards and Recognition

  • 1. Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, 2012. 2. Best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Oklahoma, 17 years. 3. First place in flash fiction, William Bernhardt annual writing contest 2014. 4. Broke company response record with a direct mail campaign, 1982.