31 March 2012

r.i.p. the best brown dog ever - gus

Our sweet brown Boxer mix, Gus, lost his all-too-brief battle with transitional cell carcinoma of the prostate on March 25. He was my heart and is greatly missed. Life will not be the same without my trusty sidekick.

21 February 2012

article: how an art school student became a freelance writer

Thanks, Brandi-Ann Uyemura for including this quick interview with me on your blog, "Creative Non-Fiction Writer." Read about my path to becoming a freelance writing and my biggest industry pet peeve here.

12 February 2012

blog post: employers do good and help employees give back

Employers who give employees paid time off to volunteer get big props in my book. According to VolunteerMatch.org, a website that connects people with volunteer causes, about 27% of Americans donate time to a nonprofit, and 35% of U.S. companies have a formal volunteer program. 

Read the rest of my latest Wyndham Worldwide Women on Their Way voluntourism column here.