Certificate of Electronic Art and Publishing, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Summer 2019; Skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Also skilled in Microsoft Office Suite including Publisher, Word and Excel.
Bachelor of Medical Technology, Illinois State University, 1985; Thirty-plus years of Chemistry and Microbiology technical experience. Reliability, attention to detail and customer service are my strengths!
Fifteen years of Free-lance and Writing experience with historical creative non-fiction publishing credits in magazines for children and self-published short stories.
Member of Missouri Writer's Guild, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Sisters in Crime and the Heartland Writers Guild.
The Revolutionary Tale of Josiah Branch, First Place, Missouri Writers Guild Fall Fiction Contest, Young Adult Category, Fall 2017
Angel Fire, Second Place, Missouri Writers Guild Fall Fiction Contest, Young Adult Category, Fall 2017
Legends of the World Art Portfolio, Third Place, Art Portfolio Contest, All Write Now! Conference, July 2017
Pullin' Weeds, First Place, Children's Short Story Contest, All Write Now! Conference, July 2016
The Legend of the Almond Tree, Second Place, Children's Short Story Contest, All Write Now! Conference, July 2016
List of Published works:
Tribute to a Kohlrabi, short nonfiction, published in Well Versed Anthology, June 2019
An Untitled Poem, published in the Emanuel United Church of Christ newsletter, Jackson, Missouri, March 2019
Reckoning on the Reprisal, A Revolutionary Tale of Josiah Branch; short story, available on Amazon and Kindle, June 2018
Pullin' Weeds, short story, published in Well Versed Anthology, June 2017
Tree, poem, published in Well Versed Anthology, June 2017
Tragedy Onboard the Siddons, flash fiction, published in Well Versed Anthology, June 2017
Lazy Good-For-Nothings and Impounded Cows, blog post, Heartland Writer's Guild Newsletter, April 2017
A Writer's Story, blog post, Heartland Writer's Guild Newsletter, February 2017
Positive African American Plays for Children,
Book 3, collaboration with Jeffrey Bradley, NetNia.com, 2008
Make a Folk Flute, Fun For Kidz Magazine, January 2016 and May/June 2006
The Game Between Kings, Boys' Quest Magazine, April/May 2006
Grandson with a Mission, Boys' Quest Magazine, Feb/March 2006