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23 March 2023: Children's book author Kelley M Likes has launched a Kickstarter for her upcoming book, Panic and the Happy Thought. The art is beautiful in this book, with a wonderful message for kids who are prone to anxiety about going places and how parents can help them manage it. Working with Kelley on this book (as with all of her books) was a great experience for me, which is why I'm sharing the information in case you'd like to view, share, or support her Kickstarter campaign. The link and button both go to Kelley's launch video.
16 March 2023: I'll be the featured guest for The Editor's Half Hour podcast with Nadia Geagea Püpa on April 1st. Subscribe wherever you like to get your podcasts (convenient link to all platforms on the button.) In this episode, we discuss the business of beta reading, so if you're an editor who is considering adding this service to your offerings, you will definitely want to tune in.
24 February 2023: Today I spent the morning in a recording studio in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, with my friend and fellow Threshold Singer, Charly. We recorded a song she wrote and had a wonderful time! While the song will only be available to our group of singers for the time being, I'm so grateful to be doing this work and having fun, too. If anything is ever released publicly, you'll be the first to know! Learn more about Threshold Choir by clicking the button.
31 October 2022: Happy Halloween! Hope you have a safe and spooky holiday! I celebrated by starting a new blog for this site. Enjoy!
13 September 2022: Congratulations to Lyle Blackburn on the publication of his latest book (and the third book I've edited with him), Texas Bigfoot! This book has some surprises in it that you wouldn't have expected for Texas sightings of the elusive beast. I guess they really do make everything bigger in Texas!
25 August 2022: Congratulations to author Linda Lee Blakemore for being selected as a finalist in the International Book Awards 2022 for her work advocating for victims of violence and abuse! Well done, Linda! Be sure to read her powerful memoir, "Entrenched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go" to discover why she stayed in abusive relationships, and how she got out for good. (Click on the button to find out more about her book.)
18 June 2022: I have gained my white scarf and been "sent forth" by my local chapter of the Threshold Choir. What does this mean? It means I have finished a series of trainings, learned 25 core songs by heart, gone on an observation, attended (and will continue to attend) rehearsals at least twice per month, and will now be available sing at bedside for hospice patients and their families, as well as at memorial services, informative sessions, and other events. Click on the button to learn more about this organization and why we do what we do. I'm so grateful to be a part of this work.
9 May 2022: I expect to complete six months of new singer training with my local chapter of the Threshold Choir by late June 2022, at which point I will be sent forth to sing at bedside at hospices or sing for presentations about the choir. Want to know what threshold singers do? Click on the button to learn more!
7 December 2021: Congratulations to author Ken Gerhard for his book, The Essential Guide to the Loch Ness Monster and Other Aquatic Cryptids making Loren Coleman's list of Best Cryptozoology Books of 2021!!
27 October 2021: Author Kevin Paul has published his long-awaited sequel to Haunted Hills and Hollows: What Lurks in Greene County, Pennsylvania (penned with Rosemary Ellen Guiley, who determined Greene County, PA to be "the most haunted county in America"). The new book, entitled Haunted Hills and Hollows II: Still Lurking in Greene County, Pennsylvania, is available in paperback edition on Amazon at this time. Per the author, the best way to obtain the book is to order it from Amazon; he is willing to sign any book purchased on Amazon if you see him at events. A Kindle ebook edition will be forthcoming in the near future.
27 February 2021: Ken Gerhard has released his latest book, The Essential Guide to Loch Ness & Other Aquatic Cryptids. I really enjoyed editing this work, as Nessie is one of my favorite cryptozoological topics. The book is available on Kindle (including Kindle Unlimited at the time of this writing) and in paperback.
18 December 2020: Two books I edited for Lyle Blackburn — Boggy Creek Casebook: Fouke Monster Encounters 1908 to Present and Sinister Swamps: Monsters and Mysteries from the Mire — were listed in Loren Coleman's Top 20 Cryptozoology Books for 2020! Many congratulations to Lyle; it is well deserved!
9 December 2020: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale was featured on Pittsburgh Today Live's "Something Good" segment!
8 December 2020: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's director, Susan Medley, featured on WQED's Voice of the Arts.
7 December 2020: Join the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale for our virtual holiday concert on December 11th @8PM ET. The concert will remain up on the website indefinitely if you miss it. I sang alto in this Christmas concert for pandemic times.
3 August 2020: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale partially cancels season, plans virtual performance for Pirates game —article in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
25 February 2020: ‘Carmina Burana’ is chorale’s big, splashy anniversary concert — article in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I sing alto with the PCC.
21 September 2019: I was featured on the Smart Hustle Income blog, featuring my proofreading business.
1 November 2018: I was featured on the Proofread Anywhere blog as a graduate success story.
17 May 2018: I was featured on the podcast The Voices You Have Not Heard with Cassandra Spearman, who interviewed me about mindset.