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I am an author, columnist, and freelance writer. Deaf by 50 and a reporter.

Background Information

Growing up in the 50s in small town America, life was simple. My writing started younger than I can remember. Over the years, I lost all my hearing and by 50 was deaf. I now sport two successful cochlear implants and hear great - till the batteries die.

For many years, my writing was poetry. Then for six years, God inspired me with music. I recorded these at 43 and soon after could not hear well enough to sing, at least on key. No longer could I hear my voice.

At 49, in  1999, after 28 years of secretarial work, I became a deaf copy desk typist at the local newspaper in Columbus, Ohio, Suburban News Publications. It only took about six months before I was hooked on the newsroom activity and talked to the editor about being a stringer reporter. He was thrilled! I had a column in this same newspaper since 1998 and he knew I could write.

We worked through my deafness and with my editor's support and my love of people and writing, I succeeded. In 2002, I got a cochlear implant and my hearing and understanding went from zero to 95 percent!

We moved to Arizona and from 2003-2005, I was a community columnist for The Arizona Republic newspaper. Today, back in Ohio, I continue my column, Day by Day, in the SNP newspapers, write for,, Hearing Health Magazine, and have a blog on Everyday Health, Living Fully with MS.

Oh yes, in 1987, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and went on disability in 2004. Writing is now my main creative outlet.


2009, Jefferson Award for Volunteerism

Additional Information

My book, Day by Day, The Chronicles of a Hard of Hearing Reporter, was published in 2008 by Gallaudet University Press. I'm working on another book, or three, and hope to publish more inspiring works.

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