A published Upper Michigan journalist of about 30 years. A stringer, I freelanced for the Milwaukee Sentinel in the early 90’s. Career began in broadcasting as a journalist and news director for several radio stations from 1987-1994. Gave up journalism in 1997 after a brief stint as a television news assignment editor.
Legally blind from a genetic form of glaucoma since 2000, Returned to my first love, poetry, and now fiction with stories based primarily on my experiences as a reporter. Bulk of my current work is displayed at: http://www.Writing.Com/main/view_item/user_id/ripglaedr3
My background includes:
Bachelor of English, Northern Michigan University. Associate of Arts, English, Bay de Noc Community College. Editor of college literary magazine “Serendipity" and college newspaper "Bay Beacon." Awarded three state broadcasting awards in 1991, with two honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for stories produced for WNMU Public Radio.