My skills and areas of expertise include teaching, writing, editing and proofreading. I am the owner of Help-U-Write, a business which assists people to put their ideas into print. I work on everything from brochure and website copy to book manuscripts. Three authors whose work I helped to edit now have their books in print. In addition to assisting others, I am also a writer. I have been published previously in several refereed educational journals and am now focusing on writing children’s picture books and middle-grade fiction as well as screenplays and women’s fiction.
I received my Doctorate in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oregon. I taught English and social studies for eleven years in the public schools and teacher education for twenty-five years at the college level. During that time, I was a member of many professional organizations and served as President of the Northwest Association of Teacher Educators. I am currently a member of an educational honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, as well as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, the Sonoran Art League and the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce. I am drawn to charitable organizations such as Heifer International, Plan USA, and World Wildlife Federation and passionate about making the world a better place for all of us.