I am an award-winning author and journalist, speaker, and activist. My newest title, MAKING GLOBAL SENSE is my fifth book, and is now being agented to the majors. My earlier works on global thinking won a 2005 Colorado CIPA award for the Best Personal Growth Book plus 2007 and 2012 Nautilus Awards for the Best Social Change Book.
Entering journalism in 1976, I worked a decade as a reporter, columnist and editor for Denver newspapers and magazines. I then returned to school for a 1988 double BA in journalism and communication from University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College, followed by public communication research in the Individualized MA program of Antioch. For the next 17 years, I wrote for top U.S. and European media industry trade magazines. I pioneered press coverage of the internet and interactive TV, wrote a book about distance learning for Financial Times in the UK, and spoke on four continents about industry trends and "deep media literacy."
Beyond visualizing the agent getting a very nice deal, my bread-and-butter is helping indie authors publish professional-quality books themselves (with any vanity press).
I am a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (First Amendment Committee), Society of Professional Journalists, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Earlier, in life, I was president the Colorado Authors League, board director of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, board director of the Denver Press Club, and founder of the Denver Book Club.
Since the first Earth Day in 1970, I've been a grassroots activist in Colorado and now in Hawaii for ecology, peace and open democracy. A cancer survivor at age 66, after going deeper than ever for healing and wholeness, I now live and thrive on Kauai.
MAKING GLOBAL SENSE: Why and How One Billion People on Earth are Building Our World Anew
Offering grounded hope for the 21st Century inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, MAKING GLOBAL SENSE documents that a billion of us are evolving a global sensibility, generating a “global sense movement,” building critical mass on earth for the urgently needed enlightenment of humanity. Now in final revisions, the book interweaves narratives and essays into a journey for these times that try our souls.