When I was fourteen years old, I bought a tape recorder with my summer babysitting money and then made myself obnoxious by recording… well, any person or any thing that made a sound. Many people rejoiced when the recorder broke.
I grew up in a large, boisterous family where everyone talked, constantly, but never really communicated. That’s probably why I’m so fussy about words.
My professional experience includes writing articles, profiles, and book reviews for magazines, newspapers, and websites. For a dozen years, I worked at an NPR-affiliate radio station, both on-air and as a producer. During that time, I interviewed hundreds of authors and produced a literary program that was broadcast on Montana Public Radio each week. It was distributed to eight other public radio stations, as well, and online as a podcast. I also produced radio plays, live events, and children’s programs.
Inexplicably, I then wasted a few months working as a marketing copywriter for SlimFast and transcribing celebrity interviews recorded in Los Angeles. What was I thinking?
Oh, and I facilitate autobiography writing classes at a senior center and experiment with digital photography. Children and dogs are my favorite subjects.