I’m a retired vice president from Wolters Search Firm who understands the role of social networking in marketing good books. I’ve been working at the craft of writing for four years. I’m a member several writers’ organizations and critique groups. I’ve published short stories and won contests. In May 2011, Room 1515 won first place in the Mystery, Suspense, Thriller category at the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Conference. Both published and non-published authors entered fifty pages of an unpublished novel.


OklahomaWriters’ Federation Inc.:

TulsaNight Writers:


A Renewed Life, NASCAR: 101 Stories of Family, Fortitude, and Fast Cars, (Cos Cob, Ct: Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2010), 151-153.

Through a Glass Darkly, Count Your Blessings: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Fortitude, and

Silver Linings, (Cos Cob, Ct: Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2009), 204-207.

Ignorance isn’t Bliss, Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging stories about Dieting and Fitness—and Finding What Works for You, (Cos Cob, Ct. Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2009), 254-257.

Dreaded Deadlines, The Write Life Ezine, May 2009 edition.


Room 1515, OWFI Writers’ Competition, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, 1st. place, May 2011

On the Streets, OWFI Writers’ Competition, Confession Story, 3rd. place, May 2011.

The Fifth Step, DFW Writers’ Conference, Hook ‘em Contest, Runner up. April 2010.

An Unexpected Dream, Armchair Interviews,  2nd. Place. November 2009. Best blog site award, Writers’ Reminder E-zine. January 2010.


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