Fiction Writer 1985 to  present        
Completed works: Two novels, screen play, short stories, poems

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A character based future fiction novel, seeks solutions for today and tomorrow by examining the
mistakes and successes of ancient Peruvian civilizations.  As indicated in a recommendation letter by
Poul Anderson, renowned science fiction writer, the dual plot structure juxtaposes the conditions
which formed our needs with the void that remains when today's world is "turned over."

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A contemporary novel featuring strong female characters is the story of an eclectic group of people
who create new rites of passage in their struggle against ageism, loneliness and social boundaries.  In
the process they generate new definitions of self, worth and family

The modern equivalent of the party line--a police band radio--punctuates the action as listeners
become involved in the desperate race to find and protect Policeman Jake’s wife and children from a

Collection of short stories with the common theme of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Third Level--
The Need to Belong is superceded only by Biological Need and Safety Need in controlling human

Amelia Magazine Editor Frederick J. Raborg, Jr May 2000       
Amelia Science Fiction Award for short story “Rebirth Out of Night”
$100 and publication  AMELIA was recognized as one of the top literary publications in the nation and
always has been listed as one of the best fiction markets. Fred Raborg published some of the top
writers of the day and discovered many new talents.

Chiron Rising Magazine #86 September/October Issue 1998
Published  "Volcano Saturday Night" short story set in California gold rush.  Chiron Rising was a
popular magazine for mature gay men.

1998/1999 Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction Heekin Group Foundation        
Finalist with short story “Mr. Clean.” This is a prestigious literary awards foundation, this year in
cooperation with Prairie Schooner Literary Magazine

1998/1999 James Fellowship Novel-in-Progress
Heekin Group Foundation        
Finalist with novel Flutesinger: Song of the Andes. This is a prestigious literary awards foundation,
this year in cooperation with Four Walls Eight Windows Publisher

Nevada League of American Pen Women Las Vegas
1995 Nevada Literary Competition        
Short Story Prize Winner “Will You Still Love Me When I’m Sixty-Four”, an excerpt from the novel

“The Logon Las Vegas Magazine” May 1996 - June 1997        
Editor Acquisitions; line editor; copy editor
Selected as featured Windows Magazine Web HotSpot by Fred Langa, the Editorial Director for
Windows Magazine, Netguide Magazine and Home PC Magazine

Taramar Street Irrecusables (TSI) 1992-1997        
Conducted critique group for five members with focus on long and short fiction.

President Las Vegas Writers's Workshop, Inc. 1992-1996
Official representative and spokesperson; supervised all affairs of LVWW; called and presided over all
meetings; appointed committee chairpersons. 35 members.
Developed Annual Workshop June 1994:  secured national figures in the publishing industry as
faculty; publicity; booking arrangements; design agenda; preside over sessions.
Conducted critique groups in fiction and poetry.
Edited newsletters and Contributed articles for newsletter
Instructed classes on writing techniques and elements.
Conducted presentations at Annual Workshop, local events, media appearances (TV, radio).

The Playhouse Community Theater
Rocky Mount, NC 1991-1992        
Instructor of Creative Writing Taught adult beginners' course for summer recreation program.
Actor (Volunteer) special notices in local paper reviews
    Performed the role of Clunette in The Battle of Shallowford
    Performed the role of Charlie, the mailman, in On Golden Pond.
Backstage Worker (Volunteer)
Sets & ran sound board for Dracula
Constructed sets for Dracula, On Golden Pond, The Battle of Shallowford
Box Office Manager/Supervisor  Operated box office for productions, trained volunteer personnel;
simplified 1991 1992 system for a more accurate and timely auditing process; developed/implemented
telephone marketing campaign to increase audience attendance and business participation.

Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA 1990-1995        
Successfully completed the following courses:
    The Novel and the Play
    The Novel and Film
    Creative Writing I
    Creative Writing II
    Introduction to Acting

Elon College
Elon College, NC        
B.A. in English May 31, 1965

Writers’ Conferences Attended        
Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conferences 1995 and 1996
University of Oklahoma Writer’s Conference 1996

Community College of Southern Nevada Teacher        
Fall 1999 English 095 (Remedial English)
Summer & Fall 1999 Writing Fiction & Memoirs Continuing Ed

Day Job (Retired)
State of Nevada        
Compliance Investigator II Manufactured Housing Division
Investigation and enforcement. Composed regulations/statutes.