The Write Place Blog showcases my abilities as they concern blogging about fiction and the writing life. As a professional services marketer with more than 15 years of experience, I also recognize the importance of directing any piece of writing to a particular audience.
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I have written about topics related to professional services marketing for my LinkedIn profile, events with a global focus for WorldView Magazine in Washington, DC, smart grid and trending topics in the energy industry for Intelligent Utility Magazine, travel articles and book reviews. I have also written for college alumni publications in Colorado. Check out the links below.
To review my publishing history, please check out the items below.
Marketing / Public Relations
I have also published several articles related to marketing and public relations.
- Everyone Is A Salesperson — In the Age of the Internet, That’s A Good Thing, for LinkedIn
- Building Relationships – And Your Business – With LinkedIn, for the Maryland Association of CPAs (if the nxtbook file opens to the magazine cover, turn to page 42 for the article)
- Top 10 Ideas for Encouraging Staff Engagement (with Larry Feld), for the Association for Accounting Marketing
- Brand in the Balance: Treat Your Customers Right, for the Public Relations Society of America, September 2009
WorldView Magazine is the quarterly membership publication of the National Peace Corps Association
- Summer 2006: Jesuit Optimism
- Spring 2005: Islamic Polls
- Winter 2005: Moslem Movies
- Fall 2004: Sri Lanka’s Route
- Spring 2004: Not Exactly a Jihad
- Fall 2003: Chechen Nights
- Summer 2003: Commuter Appeal
- Spring 2003: Applaud and Destroy
- Winter 2003: Statutes of Liberty
- Fall 2002: Dampened Spirits
- Summer 2002: Alone in the Room
- Winter 2002: To Ward Off Terror
- Fall 2001: The Protestants
- Spring 2001: Minister’s Message
- Winter 2001: War Without End
- Fall 2000: Tropical Sachs
As copy editor for WorldView, I also reviewed, proofread and ensured that copy from each quarterly issue was free of errors and developed in compliance with AP style guidelines. Copy editors following AP guidelines can stay up to date with new style changes and additions by following @APStylebook on Twitter.
Intelligent Utility Magazine
This bimonthly magazine explores the strategies and realities of delivering information-enabled energy and building a smart grid, focusing on people, process and technology, economic models, finance, and public policy.
- Jan – Feb 2011: IT and Executive Champions Play Crucial Role
- Nov – Dec 2010: Creative Innovation
- Sept – Oct 2010: Sharp Security: Compliance Strategies Developed
- July – Aug 2010: Federal and State Smarts: Regulatory Teamwork
- May – June 2010: Water Smarts: Generation Utilities Faced with Driving Water Efficiency as Well as Energy Efficiency
- March – April 2010: CIS Collaboration: Austin Energy Provides Ways to Monitor Usage
- Jan – Feb 2010: Conducting a Distributed Chorus: Reciprocal Efficiency
- Nov – Dec 2009: Aging Workers Won’t Leave Utilities in the Dark
- Sept – Oct 2009: The Information River: TVA, AEP, BPA Discuss How They Manage Smart Data
University of Colorado
I published a series of articles of interest to students, alumni and donors in several University of Colorado publications.
Views from the West. Views from the West is produced and distributed annually by the university’s School of Public Affairs.
- “SPA Professor Brings Accountability to AIDS Spending”. 2008
- “Undergraduates Benefit from Strong Criminal Justice Program”. 2008
- “Remembering John Parr”, 2008
UC Denver on the Horizon. I also have contributed to this quarterly publication for the university’s Office of Alumni Relations.
- “Rees Studies Economics of Behavior in College Football Fans”. Winter 2009
- “Street Smart: Teaching the Language of Mental Health”. Summer 2008
Pinnacle. Pinnacle is published annually by the University of Colorado Denver for alumni and friends of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- “Women Writers’ Symposium Asserts a Newer, Contemporary West”. Vol. 2, Issue 1
- “A Tale of Two Cities: UC Denver Students in Berlin”. Volume 2, Issue 1
- “One Professor’s Quest to Bring Ibero-American Cinema to Denver”. Volume 2, Issue 1
Literary Traveler is dedicated to the exploration of the literary imagination. We hope to bring you inspiring, informative articles about writers, creative artists, and the places that they lived and traveled.
- The Accidental British Servant: Leonard Woolf in Ceylon, 2005
- The Harlem Renaissance, Washington, DC and the Rise of Langston Hughes, 2005
Most of my book reviews have been for the Peace Corps Writers newsletter; however, I also reviewed a novel for Ardor Literary Magazine in early 2014
- Across African Sand by Phil Deutschle
- Blood of the Liberals by George Packer
- Dar Days by Charles Swift
- God Lives in Saint Petersburg by Tom Bissell
- Grand Canyon Celebration by Michael Quinn Patton
- Halcyon Daze by Palmer Owyoung
- The Importance of Being Famous by Maureen Orth
- In the Mountains of Heaven by Mike Tidwell
- La Comida by Jeff Westbrook
- Last Moon Dancing by Monique Maria Schmidt
- The Right-Hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman (Ardor Literary Magazine, January 2014)
- Serendib by Jim Toner
- Sir Vidia’s Shadow by Paul Theroux
- Soldiers in Hiding by Richard Wiley
- Something Grand by John Flynn
- Soon Come by Don and Joyce Arneson
- Taj Mahal by Stephen Foehr
- Whiteman by Tony D’Souza
I have published several articles based on my travel experiences including the two pieces about Ireland below.
- Blasket Islands for Eclectica, October/November 2009
- Slieve Bloom Mountains Give Hiker A Chance to Chew the Cud for the Pittsburgh Gazette, July 27, 2003