Freelance Writer with over twenty years experience writing award winning children’s books, award winning web content, scripts for animated and live-action film, voice writing for many well-known licensed characters, greeting cards, news headline jokes, and magazine articles, product description and branding.
Editorial Director who has led writing staffs to produce greeting cards, allied product and brand story. Able to approve writing, rewrite, give credible feedback and redirection to motivate and make writers productive, and meet deadlines.
Creative Consultant who has led brainstorms and concept creation sessions, creativity and writing workshops. Skilled in motivating and focusing large groups, with a proven track record for commercially successful results. Able to manage relationships with writers and artists, marketers, administrators, producers and retailers.
Some of my awards and accolades:
The Shoebox blog is a four-time Pixel Magazine Award nominee for Best Humor Website, and winner of Pixel’s People’s Choice Award for Best Humor Website of 2008.
I wrote the interactive children’s book Jingle And Bell’s Sing-along Christmas Song Book, which won a ‘Dr. Toy 10 Best Tech Products’ award in 2013.
I’ve had jokes and card writing featured on television for CBS Sunday Morning and CNN’s Crossfire. I’ve had jokes read on the air for National Public Radio on three occasions, on Morning Addition, Fresh Air and Evening Addition. I’ve been featured in news articles about professional writers on several occasions, including for:
In 2005, my poem, Waiting For A Tornado, was read by the former Poet Lauriat Ted Kooser at a symposium for professional writers as an example of how humor can be successfully used in verse.
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Phone at: (913)221-1997