Award-winning writer and former ed-in-chief of a NY-based music magazine. Specialties: Music, health, careers, food, personalities. Clients include Sacramento and MUSIC ALIVE! magazines.
My love and admiration for legendary Texas blues/rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his powerhouse rhythm section, Double Trouble (drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, interviewed for this article) drove my interest in pursuing this article, which examines the crucial importance of the rhythm section to any band's success. Article is written for middle- and high-school students (MUSIC ALIVE! is a classroom magazine).
Music is my first love and my greatest passion, both personally and as a journalist. Landing this interview with Paul McCartney for MUSIC ALIVE!, the classroom magazine for middle- and high-school students for which I served as editor-in-chief for 8 years, was a peak moment on every level.
Still haunted by regret many years after my mother's death, this article combines a deeply personal look at my own struggle with grief and interviews with psychologists and other bereavement experts.
Profile of NY Times best-selling author John Lescroart, known for his series of legal and crime thrillers featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky, and Wyatt Hunt.
The Dollar-Wise Gourmet was a monthly column I wrote for Sacramento magazine for 6 years. Before the column met its demise due to a change in editorial vision, it was nominated for a MAGGIE award by the Western Publishing Association.