Vitae

Lori DeBoer

Education

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Arizona State University, 2010
-Thesis:  Parrot Love, And Other Stories of Love and Loss
-Studied with fiction writing, poetry and creative nonfiction with Alberto Rios, Cynthia Hogue, Paul Morris, Jay Boyer, Lee Gutkind, Sally Ball, Mike McNally, Terry Hummer and Stephen J. Pyne

Teacher Certification, Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix, AZ, 2003

M.A., United States History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
-Thesis:  Sisters of the Skillet: Radio Homemakers in Shenandoah, Iowa

B.A, Mass Communication, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa,1988

 

Writing Specialties

Genre fiction, literary fiction, history, business, health and fitness, creativity, writing, food and nutrition, science and technology, education, coaching and self-help.

Current Projects

Author /Ghostwriter (1998-present)
Ghostwrite and do collaborative work on book-length manuscripts, both nonfiction and fiction. Co-author of the science fiction novel Shadow Engineer with Eric Bogatin. I have also authored a travel book, a collection of short stories and two business histories. My collaborative novel projects include a romance and a thriller.

Freelance Magazine Writer (1997-present)
Write about food, travel, publishing, technology, business, art and more for magazines, newspapers and blogs. I’ve written for the Associated Press, Arizona Highways, The New York Times, America West Airlines Magazine, The Boulder Weekly, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix Magazine and more.

Freelance Business and Marketing (June 1998-present)
Develop and execute marketing and public relations plans that use traditional and new media. Write advertising copy, brochures, press releases, blog posts, proposals, business plans, websites and more for individuals and organizations, including The Center for Great Plains Studies, The Scottsdale Center for the Arts and more.

Developmental Editor and Writing Coach (August 2005-present)
Work with writers of all genres to meet their personal and professional goals. My clients have been published in The New York Times, Glamour, Elle, National Geographic, Salon and more. Their books have been picked up by Candlewick, Greenleaf, Yotzeret, Melange and other publishing companies. Awards include a finalist designation for The Flannery O’ Connor Award for Short Fiction, The Glyph Award, a Pushcart Prize nomination and more.

Director, Boulder Writers Workshop (July 2008-present)
Founded a private literary center in Boulder that has served more than a thousand writers in the Boulder area with workshops, literary salons and networking events. The BWW publishes its own literary magazine, The Flatirons Literary Review, which features the work of Colorado writers.

Editorial Positions

Freelance Newsletter Editor, Program in Environmental Design, CU-Boulder, Boulder, CO, March 2016- present

Freelance Proofreader and Writer, Evergreen Custom Media, Evergreen, CO, February 2016-present

Contributing Editor, Short Story Magazine, UK, February 2014-present

Marketing Intern, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, CO, Spring 2010

Contributing Editor, America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, 2000

Public Relations Coordinator, Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ, October 1997-June 1998

Marketing Services & Account Manager, Evergreen Internet, Chandler, AZ, August 1996-October 1997

Information Specialist, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH, December 1994-April 1996

Newsletter, Coalition for Western Women’s History, Mesa, AZ. 1993-1994

Annual Report, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1993

Assistant Director of College Relations, & Editor, Buena Vista Today, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA, May 1990-June 1992

Managing Editor, Buena Vista Today, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA, May 1990-June 1992

Editor, Beyond Behavior, Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Journal, Storm Lake, IA, 1990

Reporter, The Monticello Times, Monticello, MN, June 1988-August 1989

Editor, Students at Risk, Iowa Special Education Program, Storm Lake, IA, Spring 1988

Intern, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, January Practicum 1987, Fall 1987

Managing Editor, Behavior in Our Schools, Midwestern Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Journal of Proceedings, Storm Lake, IA, Spring 1987

Reporter, The N’West Iowa Review, Sheldon, IA, Summer 1986

Managing Editor, The Tack, Buena Vista College student newspaper, Storm Lake, IA, Fall 1986

Reporter, Storm Lake Register & Pilot Tribune, Storm Lake, IA, Spring and Fall 1985

Selected Editing and Ghostwriting Projects

Conversations with the Faithful by Kerry Parry, forthcoming from WiDo Publishing.  

Chutzpah in High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land by Jessica Fishman, forthcoming from Yotzeret Publishing.

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose, Candlewick Press. 2015. ABC Best Book for Young Readers, 2015 Reading the West Award from the Mountain and Plains Booksellers, 2016 Colorado Author’s League Finalist.

Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur by Thomas H. Stoner, Jr., Greenleaf Publishing. 2015.

Redemption by n.f. steiner, ANV Partners. 2015.

Accidental Child by Karen Douglass, KDV Books. 2015.

Silent Witness by Kim Lajevardi, First Place 2015 Zebulon Award for Mainstream/Literary Fiction.

The Wildcat by Gary Alan McBride, Second Place 2015 Zebulon Award for Thriller.

The Kamen District by Kelly Welsh, Third Place 2015 Zebulon Award for Fantasy.

Burn by Judith Robbins Rose, Third Place 2014 Zebulon Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Never Tell a Lie Twice by Kathleen Pinckard, Finalist 2014 Colorado Gold Contest.

“Pink Chrysanthemum” by Gretchen Clark, 94Creations. 2014. Pushcart Prize Nominee.

Seasons of Love and War by Brenda Ashworth Barry, Melange Publishing. 2014.

“Path of the Patriarch” by Jayme Moye, The Clymb, September 2013. Winner of the Bronze Prize, North American Travel Journalists Association.

The Long Shadows by Andrew Erlich, Multicultural Publications. 2012.

Broken Collar by Ronald G. Mitchell, Bottom Dog Press. 2012.

Love is the New Currency: Creating a New Measure of Wealth by Linda Commito, CorEssence Publishing. 2011. Winner of a CIPA EVVY Award for Spiritual Writing.

The West in You by Carol Test. Finalist for the 2010 Flannery O’ Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Behind the Mic: 30 Years in Radio by Dave Pratt, Five Star Publications. 2009. Winner of The Glyph Award.

Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities, American Chemistry Society. 2001.

Books

Shadow Engineer. With Eric Bogatin, Abby Rose Press, Longmont, CO. 2015.

Insiders’ Guide to Phoenix, 2nd Edition. With Paul Morris. Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT.  2001.

Agri-Fab: A Miracle in the Making. Heritage Publishers, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. 2001.

 

Anthologies and Journals

“To Hear Her Story Told,” Pithead Chapel, January 2014.

“Girl in Motion,” Gloom Cupboard, November 2013.

“All the Love in the World,” Bellevue Literary Review, April 2013. (Shortlisted for the Bellevue Literary Prize judged by Jane Smile

“The Roots of Memoir,” “The Narrative Impulse,” “The Memoir Craze,” Keep it Real: Everything You Need to

Know about Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction, editors Lee Gutkind and Hattie Fletcher, W.W. Norton & Company, NY, 2008.

“The History of Memoir” and “The Narrative Impulse,” A Million Little Choices: The ABCs of CNF, Issue 29, 2006.

“Childish Things,” Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts, editors Bee Lavender and Maia Rossini, Softskull Press, Brooklyn, NY, November 2004, pp 72-7.

 

Selected Newspaper Articles

“Sustainability Tax:  Boulder County proposes a new levy aimed at boosting local agriculture,” The  Boulder Weekly, Boulder, CO, May 22, 2014.

“Risky Business: Owners Turn to Family, Credit Cards,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, November 27,1998, pp 42B.

“SBA Loans: Couple Finds More Money Available,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, November 27, 1998, pp 35B.

“The Next Step: Graduating To Traditional Lenders,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, November 27, 1998,pp 45B.

“Planning Software Puts CEO Ahead of Schedule,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, October 30, 1998.

“Advanced Digital Unveils 3 New Wireless Systems” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, October 30, 1998.

“Sunquest Outlook Bright,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, October 30, 1998.

“Women Increase Earnings with Education,” Arizona Women’s News, Phoenix, AZ, September 1998, pp 1, 11.

“Women’s Web Magazine Now Online,” Feminist Voices, Madison, WI, July 5-September 6, 1996.

“Carter to Iowans: Persian Gulf is Teaching U.S. Lessons Too Late,” Associated Press, Des Moines, IA, September 1990.

“Author Tells Struggle of America’s Poor,” The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, November 8, 1990.

“Richard Leakey Takes Giant Step to Save Elephants,” The Des Moines Register, November 6, 1990.

“Schafly, Weddington, Debate in Storm Lake,” The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, March 1, 1990.

“For Study of Race, All-White School Calls on an Actress,” The New York Times, January 1, 1990.

“Walesa Urges Students to Do Business in Poland,” Associated Press, Des Moines, IA, November 1988.

 

Selected Magazine Articles

Art and Architecture

“Reception Décor Know-How,” Tucson Bride & Groom, Tucson, AZ, Winter/Spring 2004.

“La Grande Orange: Here Comes the Neighborhood,” Arizona Food & Lifestyles, Phoenix, AZ, April/May2003, pp 20-22.

“A Love-ly Work of Art, PHOENIX Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, February 2003, pp 25.

“The Lights of His Life,” PHOENIX Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, December 2002, pp 19.

“Creative Outlets: Do-It-Yourself Shops Bring Out the Artist Within,” Valley Guide Quarterly, Phoenix AZ, Winter 2001, pp 112-116.

“Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: A Modern Beacon of Justice,” Arizona Attorney, Phoenix, AZ, October 2000, pp 32-34.

“Torch Song: Find glass art in Greater Phoenix-area museums, galleries & studios,” Valley Guide Quarterly, Phoenix, AZ, Summer 2000, pp 47-51.

“Arcology Professor,” PHOENIX Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, June 2000, pp 80-81.

“Museum Hopping,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, April 2000, pp 32.

“Bold Strokes: More and More Women Are Climbing the Boardroom Walls,” Working Woman, New York, NY, February 2000, pp 17.

“Artist’s Portrait,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, February 2000, 26.

“From Talavera to Tarahumara: A Shopper’s Guide to Mexican Pottery,” Valley Guide Quarterly, Phoenix, AZ, Winter 2000, pp 88-93.

“Swing Fling,” Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January 2000, pp 30.

“Artful Attraction,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January 2000, pp 34.

“Chinese Cultural Center: People Love It or Hate It,” The Business Journal, Phoenix, AZ, November 13, 1999.

“Swing Fling,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, September 1999, pp 38-40.

“Desert Stadium’s Retractable Roof Calls for Massive Cooling System,” Indoor Comfort News, Glendale, CA, October 1998, pp 1-4.

Business

“Cleaning Their Way to the Top,” Black Enterprise, New York, NY, October 2000, pp 44, 46.

“Growth Curb? Growth Debate Heads to Ballots,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, May/June 2000, pp 203-205.

“Staying Afloat: Strategies for Surviving a Cash Flow Crisis,” Black Enterprise, New York, NY, May 2000.

“Building Strength: Setting the foundation for Arizona building scene,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January/February 2000, pp 157-160.

“Borrowing Wisely: Tips on Securing Loans from Family and Friends,” Black Enterprise, New York, NY, February 2000, pp 62, 64.

“Making a Fresh Start,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwatukee, AZ, January 2000, pp 28-29.

“Lines in the Sand: Future Growth at Turning Point,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, October/November 1999, pp 140-147.

“Extended Stay: Arizona Resort Products React to Demand,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, September/October 1999, pp 136-141.

“Road Race: East Valley Speeds Freeway Construction,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, July/August 1999, pp 188-191.

“Fiddlesticks: Family Ties,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, May/June 1999, pp 94.

“A Good Schtick,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, May/June 1999, pp 97.

“Exponential Growth,” Arizona Business Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, May/June 1999, pp 97.

“Internships Get High Marks,” Incentive Magazine, New York, NY, December 1998, pp 79-80.

“Iowa Office Supply,” Iowa Commerce Magazine, Des Moines, IA, September 1990, pp 8-10.

Health and Fitness

“Teaching Yoga in San Quentin,” Thunderbird Alumni Magazine, Glendale, AZ, Fall 2007

“Kathy Anderson: The Emily Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwatukee, AZ, October 1999.

“Whittaker Breaks Barriers to the Top of the World,” Sweat Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, November 1998.

“Beating Burnout When the Golden Years Become Tarnished,” Get Up & Go, Phoenix, AZ, November 1998.

“Beating Job Burnout,” Incentive Magazine, New York, NY, November 1998, pp 121-122.

“Susan Sontag: When Evil is Attached to Illness,” The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, April 4, 1990.

 

 

Personality Profiles

 

“Deans of Distinction,” Arizona Attorney, Phoenix, AZ, May 2001, pp 30-33.

 

“The Scent of One Woman,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, October 2000, pp 20.

 

“Ken White: Executive Director, The Arizona Humane Society,” Arizona Foothills, December 1999, pp 24-25.

 

“Dedicated Volunteers at McDowell Sonoran Land Trust,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwatukee, AZ, November1999.

 

“Arizona ‘Giant’ Leaves Big Legacy,” Community College Times, Washington, D.C., May 18, 1999.

 

“The Adventurous Career of Tom Whittaker,” Careers and the Disabled, Mellville, NY, March 1999, pp 28-29.

 

“Maya Angelou Believes in the Promise of Rainbows,” The Costco Connection, Issaquah, WA, December 1997.

 

“Trickstoesse Sind Kein Trick,” European Billiard News, St. Johann, Austria, Fall 1992, pp 66-68.

 

“Equal Education for All? Author and educator Jonathan Kozol says poor students get a poor education,” Beyond

Behavior, Storm Lake, IA, 1990, pp. 6-8.

 

 

Travel and Food

 

“Desert Soothers: 7 area spas offer luxurious treatments found only in Arizona,” Valley Guide Quarterly,

Phoenix, AZ, Spring 2003, pp 38-42.

 

“Sushi on Shea: Heavenly Bounty,” Scottsdale Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ, March/April 2002, pp 80.

 

“RigaTony’s: That’s Amore,” East Valley Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ, March/April 2002, pp 44.

 

“Sailor’s Delight: Salt Cellar Restaurant,” Scottsdale Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ, January/February 2002, pp 88.

 

“RA: A Rare Treat,” East Valley Magazine, Scottsdale, AZ, January/February 2002, pp 36.

 

“Communique,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, August 2000, pp 28.

 

“Anchorage Around the Clock,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, July 2000, pp 16-18.

 

“Savoring Seattle: Finding the Flavors of the Pacific City,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, May

2000, pp 13-15.

 

“Communique,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, April 2000, pp 30.

 

“Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Dream,” Arizona Highroads, Phoenix, AZ, March/April 2000.

 

“Communique,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, March 2000, pp 36.

 

“What’s New,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, March 2000, pp 44.

 

“On the Menu,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, March 2000, pp 46.

 

“Just Desserts,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, February 2000, pp 38.

 

“What’s New,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, February 2000, pp 34.

 

“What’s New,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January 2000, pp 32.

 

“World’s Fare,” Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January 2000, pp 80-85.

 

“Glass Act,” America West Airlines Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, December 1999, pp 24.

 

“Petrified National Forest,” Arizona Foothills Magazine, Ahwatukee, AZ, August 1999, pp 20.

 

 

Trends and Technology

 

“Let’s Rock,” Arizona Living, Tucson, AZ, Spring 2004.

 

“Isn’t It Romantic?” Phoenix Bride & Groom, Phoenix, AZ, Summer/Fall 2003, pp 58-61.

 

“Home Cookin’ Without the Fuss,” Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, January 2001, pp 52.

 

“The Next Superhighway,” Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, October 2000, pp 77-78.

 

“Loopy Pilots,” Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, March 2000, pp 39.

 

“ITS in Phoenix Shines Bright,” ITS World, Des Plaines, IL, November/December 1999, pp 20-23.

 

“Be Jeweled, Be Dazzled,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwautkee, AZ, December 1999, pp 60-62.

 

“Enviro-Friendly Homes: It’s Getting Easy to Be Green,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwatukee, AZ,

September 1999, pp A48-A49.

 

“High-Tech Homes,” Arizona Foothills, Ahwatukee, AZ, September 1999, pp A36-A37.

 

“Sedona Conference Ponders Technology Gains,” Community College Times, Washington, D.C., May 4, 1999.

 

 

 

Online Articles

 

 

“Interview with Screenwriter Erik V. Wolter,” 20 Questions Film, 2015.

 

“Michelle Theall Talks About the Risks of Writing Real Life, Faith and the Importance of Network,” The Boulder

Writers’ Workshop Blog, August 23, 2014.

 

“Gail Storey Talks about Writing Real Life, Humor and Book Marketing, The Boulder Writers’ Workshop Blog,

August 15, 2015.

 

“Six Short Story Traps and Quick Escapes,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, April 24, 2014.

 

“Authors Who Overcame Hardships and Still Kicked Butt,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, April 10,

2014.

 

“No Need to Bleed: Painless Ways to Breech the Blank Page,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, March 13,

2014.

 

“Reading Like a Writer,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, February 13, 2014.

 

“Six Ways to Make More Writing Time,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, January 9, 2014.

 

“Pushing Through the Middle:  Tips for the NaNoWriMo Crowd and other First Drafters,” Rocky Mountain

Fiction Writers Blog, November 14, 2013.

 

“Linda Tate Talks About Writing Family Secrets, Creative Nonfiction and Her Newest Project,” The Boulder

Writers’ Workshop Blog, November 2, 2013.

 

“After the Critique:  Sorting the Good Advice from the Bad,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog, October 10,

2013.

 

“Getting Physical: Ways to Make Your Characters Come Alive,” Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog,

September 13, 2013.

 

“Sue Campbell, Author and Designer, Talks About Judging a Book By Its Cover,” The Boulder Writers’

Workshop Blog, October 21, 2012.

 

“Author Linda Commito Talks About the Magic and Practicalities of Collecting Other People’s Stories,” The

Boulder Writers’ Workshop Blog, July 19, 2012.

 

“Feedback Loop:  Seeking Critique from Friends and Family,” The Parking Lot Confessional, February 22, 2011.

 

 

Newsletter Articles

 

“New Blastocyst Procedure Improves Pregnancy Odds for Some Couples with Infertility Concerns”

In Our Care, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, Winter/Spring 2000.

 

“Ivins Speaks for Freedom,” Typewriter, Arizona Press Women, Phoenix, AZ, March 1999, pp 1.

 

 

 

Book Reviews

 

The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamelyn, translated by Marvin Lowenthal, New York: Schocken Books,

1977, in The Woman’s Voice, Kent, OH, December 1994, pp 18.

 

Marjorie Holmes, various works, in Iowa Woman, literary magazine, Iowa City, IA, Autumn 1992, pp 45-47.

 

Awards

 

Finalist, Bellevue Literary Contest, Bellevue Literary Review for “All the Love in the World,” 2013

 

Top-25 Finalist, Glimmer Train Fiction Open for “Twenty-Five Random Things About Me,” 2010

 

First Place, Business Writing, State Communications Contest, Arizona Press Women, 1999

 

Best Master’s Thesis, History Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998

 

Regional Paper Winner, Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary Society, 1994

 

McPhee Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994

 

Flatlands Writing Award, The Des Moines Register, 1987

                                                                               

Award of Accomplishment from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 1991

 

 

Interviews

 

“Positive Peer Pressure: Boulderites Connect with Each Other to Achieve Goals, The Daily Camera,

April 4, 2010

 

“Women’s Web: Women, Men & Sexuality,” NetGuide, January 1997

 

“Women’s Web Magazine” Folio, 1996

 

 

Invited Talks

 

“Make Writing Your Dream Job,” Writer’s Luncheon Table, Highlands City Club, Boulder, CO, 2013

 

“Blogging Across the Curriculum,” Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented, Westminster, CO, 2013

 

“Women on the Web,” Arizona Commission on the Status of Women, Phoenix, AZ, 1996

 

“Service, Sales and Women’s Culture,” Iowa Heritage Expo, Des Moines, IA, June 1995

 

“They’ll Use the Recipe,” USDA’s Fifth Conference on Rural and Farm Women, Washington, D.C.,1994

 

“Sisters of the Skillet,” Northern Great Plains History Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1994

 

“Radio Homemakers,” Rural History Seminar, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA, 1994

 

“Radio Homemakers in Shenandoah, Iowa,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting, Chadron, NE, 1994

 

Commentator, Rural Women Panel, Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, 1994

 

“Designing a Newsletter,” Iowa Association of Hospice Administrators, Storm Lake, IA,1991

 

“Rules of the Road to Success,” Buena Vista College Presidential Fellows, Storm Lake, IA, 1990

 

 

Academic Appointments

 

Adjunct Faculty Member, Liberal Studies, South Mountain Community College, Fall 2008

 

Faculty Associate, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State

University, Spring and Fall 2008

 

Instructor, Piper Writer’s Center, Arizona State University, Fall and Spring 2005, Fall and Spring 2006

 

Adjunct Faculty Member, English Department, Phoenix College, Fall 2001-Fall 2006

 

Professional Mentor, Magazine Writing, Prescott College, Spring 2005

 

Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Nebraska, Fall 1992-Fall1993

 

Writing Instructor, Monticello Community Education, Monticello, MN, Spring1989

 

 

Classes Taught

 

Arizona State University, Journalism School

Magazine Writing

 

Arizona State University, Piper Writing Center

Creative Nonfiction

 

Monticello Community Education

Creative Writing

 

Phoenix College

Writing the Narrative Nonfiction Book (hybrid on line)

Creative Nonfiction

Magazine Article Writing

 

South Mountain Community College

English 101

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

United States History, Colonial-1877

United States History, 1877-present

 

 

Workshops Taught

 

Arizona State University’s Writing Conference, Desert Nights, Rising Stars,

How Much Per Word:  Making a Living as Freelance Writer

Motherhood and Writing, with Elizabeth Searle and Barbara Nelson

 

Associate Writing Programs Annual Conference, Denver

Novel Ideas: Novelists Teaching the Craft of Novel Writing (substitute for no-show speaker)

 

Boulder Book Store

Writing a Winning Book Proposal

Writing from Real Life

Learning from the Young Adult Novel

Travel Writing

Get a Great Start: Planning Your Nonfiction Book

 

Boulder Writers’ Workshop

Time Passages

Baby’s Got Backstory

Building Character

Essential Elements of Storytelling

Writing a Winning Book Proposal

Writing the Page Turner

Writing from Real Life

Writing the Young Adult Novel

Travel Writing

Query Letter Writing

Fast and Focused Writing

Landing an Agent

Casting an Emotional Net

Optimizing Your Author Website

Building Your Author Platform

Revision Magic: Taking Your Book Beyond the First Draft

Humor Writing

Scenes That Sizzle

Self-Publishing Summit

Starting Strong: How to Engage Readers from the First Page

The Long and the Short of It:  Sizing Up Genre

Quick as a Flash: Perfecting Petite Prose

Personal Best: Taking Your Writing to the Next Level

Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Writers

Powering Up with Point of View

The Scenic Route

Ramp Up Your Writing

Introduction to Magazine Writing

Creativity Clinic

 

Changing Hands Bookstore

Get a Great Start: Planning Your Nonfiction Book

To Tell The Truth:  Nonfiction Writing Workshop

 

Moondance Film Festival

             The Poetry of Place

 

Phoenix College

Writer, Edit Yourself

The Perfect Pitch:  Writing the Nonfiction Book Proposal

Query Letter Writing

 

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Writing Short Stories

 

 

Community Service

 

Patient Satisfaction Committee, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Medical Center,

Scottsdale, AZ, 2005-2006

 

Advisory Board, Empowered Young Females Magazine, Chandler, AZ, 1996

 

Community Council, Planned Parenthood, Storm Lake, IA, 1991-1992

 

Sexual Assault Survivor Advocacy Group, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA, 1992-1992

 

Publicity Committee, Coalition for Women’s Financial Information Program, Buena Vista County,

Storm Lake, IA, 1991-1992

 

Advisor & Founder, OURS (Overcoming Unequal Roles & Sexism), student organization, BuenaVista College,

Storm Lake, IA, 1991-1992

 

 

Administrative Appointments

 

Web Committee, Creative Writing, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, Fall 2005

 

Marketing Committee, Creative Writing, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, 2005

 

Chair, Anniversary Committee, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ, 1997-1998

 

Chair, Marketing Committee, GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ, 1997-1998

 

International Liquid Crystal Conference Organizing Committee, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1995-1996

 

Marketing Council, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1995-1996

 

Selection Committee, The Sears-Roebuck Foundation for Teaching Excellence Award, Buena Vista College,

Storm Lake, IA, 1992

 

Centennial Committee, Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, IA, 1990-1991

 

 

Current Professional Affiliations

 

Boulder Writers’ Workshop

 

Associated Writing Coaches

 

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

 

Boulder Media Women

 

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

 

Pike’s Peak Writers

 

 

Continuing Education and Conferences

 

James Patterson’s Master Class, Online, Spring 2016

 

Associated Writing Programs Annual Writing Conference, Denver, CO, 2010

 

Workshop with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, July 2005

 

Web CT 4.1 Bootcamp: Creating a Hybrid Course, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, May 24, 2005

 

Writing Workshop with Author Mary Sojourner, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ, 2004

 

Arizona State University Writing Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 2005

 

Teacher Certification, Maricopa Community College District, Phoenix, AZ, 2003

 

Pima Community College Writing Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 2001

 

Society for Southwest Authors Conference, Tucson, AZ, January 2000

 

Writing for the Professions class with Editor Bob Early, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ, Fall 1999

 

CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Summer Institute, 1990