often crammed in the back of this tiny Datsun
station wagon with my younger brother.
Born in Iowa, I currently live near Seattle. Prior to this, I lived in Oregon for most of my life.
I have written for a variety of publications and sites, including the Oregon Grange Bulletin, the Oregon Public Affairs Network, the Depoe Bay Beacon, TownHall.com, Salem Monthly and WillametteLive.com. Currently I am working on a few books, mostly non-fiction, which I hope to write on a regular basis.
My interest in journalism began on a whim. I was a sophmore in high school and needed an elective. Most classes were full. There wasn’t much available. My first choice, keyboarding, was a disaster. So I finally settled on the student newspaper, and thank heaven I did. I loved it and became editor of the paper during my senior year.