I write. Pinpointing it beyond that is tough. From magazine features and quizzes to business copy, you never know where you’ll run across my byline. My work has appeared in magazines like Disney’s FamilyFun, Nick Jr Family Magazine, Parents, and Parenting where my writing takes a fun twist in the form of games, activities, and crafts for kids. My name is on the spine of four different book titles. I’ve been a Holiday Home expert for MSN.com (watch out, Martha), and I’m a regular contributor to GeekMom.
But enough about that. Let’s talk Paradise. I’m a northern California native, but since 2005 I’ve been lucky enough to call Hawai‘i home. Luckier still? I can write about Hawai‘i from Hawai‘i. From under a palm tree if I please.
I’ve written about these islands as well as other travel destinations, covering food, music, and culture for print publications like Islands, the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight, Hana Hou!, ATA Sights, and the Christian Science Monitor. I’m the managing editor for Chichaku.com’s Hawaii content, I’ve blogged about Hawaii for Oyster, and write an occasional post or hotel review for sites like Ciao Bambino, Travel Savvy Mom, Jetsetter, and Evasion.
I’ve worked on several guidebooks about Hawai‘i, contributed a chapter to another about NASCAR racetracks (no, really), and compiled a regional guide about the Sacramento area for HGTV’s FrontDoor.com.
Coming over? Call me. We’ll have coffee.
Unlike many people, I do not believe that I have a Great American Novel deep within. I actually prefer to write non-fiction, and that’s what you’ll find in my books for kids and teachers. Several of my books are hands-on history books for kids. Another, Team Challenges, is a favorite of teachers and group leaders as well as my publisher’s top seller. I’m also told it’s tons of fun when combined with adult beverages. All of my books have horrifically long but descriptive titles. If you’d like to learn more about them:
What can I write for you?
While I do pitch many, many ideas to many, many editors, it’s always such a treat to skip that step and head straight to an assignment. Don’t you agree? Tell me what you need, and I will provide it; we’ll skip the dancing around and guessing. Many of my articles are available online – they’re compiled here – but if you’d like to see samples of my writing, just let me know.
Mailing address: PO Box 622 ~ Honoka‘a, Hawaii ~ 96727
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