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I'm a novelist and editor focused on the craft of storytelling.


I'm a writer and editor, and have made my living through creativity and words for a few decades now. As a writer and then creative director in advertising, I rose to the top tier of the Chicago advertising scene, then left it to try screenwriting.

In Hollywood, I became a writer/story editor at Filmation, one of the top five animation studios—look for my screenplay credit next time you rent my adaptation of The Little Engine that Could at your local video store. But L.A. is not a hospitable place to live and raise small children, so I left to focus on quality of life and writing.

In 2001 I launched (now FtQ Edits), and have clients from the Pacific Northwest to Lebanon. I've been a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and a member/board member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Seattle Writers Association.

On the writing side, I've had novels represented by a literary agent, although I'm currently seeking a change in representation. I've written five novels that range from literary fantasy to a coming-of-age mystery.


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