Some kids chase balls. I’ve always chased words and ideas.

My articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, AARP Magazine, Scientific American, Health, and a host of specialty outlets you’ve probably never heard of–from Inside Your Dog’s Mind to AORN Journal. I’ve managed editorial teams and consulted for New York City area publishers, Dallas software firms, and public health organizations nationwide. My books include an award-winning bestseller that’s now a classic in its field.

Today, as Editor-in-Chief of Sarasota Scene magazine, I lead upbeat coverage of a destination location, and as a blogger for PsychologyToday.com, I explore dimensions of our relationship with dogs in my column, Tender Paws.

When I’m not at the keyboard, you may find me trailing around after 4-legged friends–which I justify as “book research.”

“There was no other wanderer on that road, yet I was not alone, for his tracks went with me, each pawprint as familiar as the print of my own hand. I followed them, and I knew each thing that he had done, each move that he had made, each thought that had been his; for so it is with two who live one life together.”

Farley Mowat, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be

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♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors


♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick