Adventures in Blogville: A Creative Writing Guide for Teens – An entertaining, yet instructional book that teaches young, beginning, or intermediate writers how to write engaging prose, be it for blog posts, essays or other stories. A great resource for homeschooling. (Written in family-family language.)
Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better A humorous, but helpful book about writing better blog posts. It explains the various ways to make your writing more engaging (i.e. less boring) so that a reader will “stick” around for the whole thing, rather than read the first paragraph, get bored and leave.(Occurrences of non-family-family content).
I read an essay called Wooly Bully in the 2014 Listen to Your Mother show in Sacramento.
I read an essay called Avocado Green and Other Things That Are Wrong in the 2013 Listen to Your Mother show in Sacramento. Here’s the video on YouTube.
I write content (and built the websites for):
I wrote some articles for CBS Local Media:
Best Boutiques Around Sacramento
Best Casinos Around Sacramento
Best Shoe Stores in Sacramento
Best Shopping Malls in the Sacramento Area
Best Musical Instrument Stores in Sacramento
Best iPhone & iPad apps for Sacramento Living
Best Golf Courses in Sacramento Area
I wrote content for an online casual video game called Coconut Queen by iWin Games.
(Coconut Queen was listed in Gamezebo’s Best of 2009 special Editorial section – woo hoo!)
The Judge (Long Story Short)
Sandra and Charlie (Toasted Cheese)
One Man’s Trash (T-Zero)
Prologue and Acknowledgements (Defenestration)
The Mighty Queens of Freeville - Amy Dickinson
The Brightest Moon of the Century- Christopher Meeks
Driving With Dead People - Monica Holloway
The Learners - Chip Kidd
After Hours At The Almost Home - Tara Yellen
The Cure For Modern Life - Lisa Tucker
If I Only Knew Then - Charles Grodin
Starbucked - Taylor Clark
Intellectual Devotional - Kidder/Oppenheimer
Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon
Don’t Make A Scene - Valerie Block
Things I Overheard - Alan Alda
Fireworks - E. H. Winthrop
Slacker Girl - Alexandra Koslow