Halloween,  Oakland Press columns,  Where I'm published


 “It’s Halloween. Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” 

~Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween (John Carpenter)

Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to play “dress up.” Does your Halloween costume reflect your identity? What masks or costumes do you wear all year ’round? You can read my new column on this topic in The Sunday Oakland Press. Local readers will find print copies of the Sunday paper at Walgreen’s and CVS. Or you can read it online here.  

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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