A Writer’s Life

April 11, 2016

Thank you, Washington Post….

My son and I text each other songs each day, just one way I [try to] stay connected to my teenager. And I hadn’t really thought […]
October 13, 2015

What about abdominal injuries in HS football?

If you were reading USA Today Sports last week, you may  have caught my article in the sports section on ab injuries in high school football. […]
September 7, 2015

If you’re a parent or coach of a young athlete, be sure to check out this special report on painkiller addictions

I just spent three weeks researching, interviewing and writing a special report recently published by USA Today High School Sports on the risk of pain pill […]
April 14, 2015

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Increase Your Freelance Income

Hi all, I’m swapping blogging duties with Jodie Marzett today! I’m over at The Marzett Group blog  discussing 5 tips for small business owners on being […]
March 31, 2015

Guest post: 5 ways to keep passionate about writing

Today I’m thrilled to have author M. Shannon Hernandez guest post, sharing some great tips with us on keeping the passion in your writing! Shannon is […]
March 23, 2015

Olympian Michael Weiss talks hard work and discipline in youth sports in USA Today HSS

Recently I had the opportunity to interview professional figure skating champion Michael Weiss, 3-time USA National Champion and 2-time Olympian, for a story for USA Today’s […]
February 21, 2015

For two stories on the real McFarland USA, you’ll want to read USA Today this week

Recently for USA Today’s High School Sports, I interviewed Danny, Damacio and David Diaz, brothers and teammates of a 1987 California state champion contender cross-country team from […]
January 26, 2015

Do your writing skills make a difference in freelance job offers? One grammar company says yes.

The grammar-checking company Grammarly, Inc., recently contacted me and shared the results of a survey they did on 400 freelancers’ profiles: how did writing skills correlate […]