Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome to My Portfolio

Since many editors and publishers prefer to view clips online, I’ve scanned a large selection of my print work and placed it on this blog. Any of the clips can be enlarged by clicking on them; they are .jpeg files. I've also posted links to the audio clips of recordings I did for KNPR.

Please visit my LinkedIn profile to read more about my work and background.

You can see my most recent work on NileGuide. From 2009 to 2012, I was their local expert for Las Vegas. After 10Best Las Vegas took over NileGuide, I continued first as a local expert, and now as a contributor.

Thank you for taking the time to view my work, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

First Dog Barking: Lake Mead

First Dog Barking was focused on the traveler who takes her dog with her. My article for them was about dog-friendly things to do and places to stay around Lake Mead. They are no longer in publication.

Current Book Projects

Writing books is fun—but selling them is tough. I'm working on more than one book at the moment, but I have a completed proposal ready for The Department: Behind the Scenes at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

In over twenty years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, I never pulled a gun on anyone—although that was mostly because they wouldn't give me one. I was a civilian, an unarmed, unsworn member of the police department, one of thousands of employees doing support work so police officers could be dedicated to working the streets. I started out as a clerk on the graveyard shift, and when I left I was the director of records for the Clark County Detention Center. During my time at Metro, I worked in seven different assignments, including ten years at the Crime Lab that inspired "CSI." My memoir tells readers what it's like to work inside one of America's largest police agencies from a completely new point of view—I'm no cop, but my book tells you why I think like a lot like one.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Southern Nevada Life - Fun & Fit: News & Tips October 2007

The October 2007 News & Tips section featured a longer article about a company offering customers a zero gravity experience.

Southern Nevada Life - Fun & Fit: News & Tips September 2007

For the September issue of the SNL News & Tips section, I wrote about energy drinks, a hospital awarded for its work in stroke treatment, a charity event, and a scholarship program.

Southern Nevada Life - Fun & Fit: News & Tips August 2007

In August 2007, I began writing the front-of-the-book News & Tips section for this magazine. I was credited as the community news editor. Each section contained two to four short articles.

Bardot Advertising: Breast Re-augmentation

This article, "Breast Re-augmentation: When is it Right for You?" was published in the 2007 holiday issue of Southern Nevada Life - Fun & Fit. The work I did for Bardot Advertising included press releases, media contacts, and articles. Bardot Advertising is no longer in operation in Las Vegas.