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 14, 2015

How One Little Book Changed OSU Coach Urban Meyer

  When a record-setting 33.4 million viewers tuned in to the college national championship game Monday night, when Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20, audiences watched as two head […]
February 17, 2013

Is viewing “The Death of Chatterton” a reminder to all of us writers?

Sunday in the Park with Kristine is my new column where I post musings on Sundays, wherever I happen to be.     When I first looked […]
December 14, 2012

Holiday giveaways!! Coffee, movies….

Fact: Writers love coffee. Fact: Writers have no little cash on them. Myth: As editors pay us and royalty checks come in, we sit at coffee shops, pontificating and […]
December 4, 2012

No more excuses! 6 ways to retrain your mind to achieve your goals

Dr. Wayne Dyer is one of my personal and professional gurus, as I’ve found great wisdom in his books and accompanying PBS specials. I just finished […]
October 29, 2012


Welcome to my new home! For the past 3 years, I’ve been on two sites—my blog on blogspot, and my website for business. Now, with the […]
January 12, 2012

Business advice via a 9-year-old

My little nine-year-old actress and singer decided to set up a spot in the house for autographs. You see, she’s been short on funds, so she […]
December 5, 2011

When romanticism and reality intersect: 7 tips for surviving Christmas mobs in NYC

The danger of being in the creative industry: what you visualize in your head is not the same thing as what exists. Writers fall prey to this hazard quite easily: […]