I live in Sedona, Arizona. I'm originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan where I spent over thirty years in corporate and academic marketing. After moving to Sedona I launching Red Rock Mountain Press and self-published Shade; a story about a very smart raven. With this experience, I wrote and self-published The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: how to jumpstart sales of your self-published book for first-time authors needing marketing skills. In 2013, I self-published a third book, this one a non-fiction book about ravens: The Un-Common Raven: one smart bird. This title was a finalist in the New Mexico and Arizona Book Awards in 2013, and a Panelist Pick in the 2013 Southwest Book Awards. I visit schools, libraries, and museums around Arizona to present programs and workshops.
If you have never visited Sedona, AZ, you are missing out on a beautiful place filled with gorgeous red rock mountains and the bluest of skies, and, yes, ravens soaring overhead. Hence, my books on ravens. Sedona was my first exposure to these beautiful, intelligent, and entertaining birds, so, of course, I had to write a book. The book about Shade is based on a true tale of a young researcher who believes ravens can be trained as search-and-rescue helpers. The Un-Common Raven gives all the facts you need to know about these special birds.
See my page on Self-Publishing on this site for information on my title about this subject.