Letters from Korea Desert Breeze, 2013
Giulia Goes to War , Desert Breeze Publications Historical spy and romance novel released 2012
• The Complete Guide to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (Berkshire House) Travel guide
• Massachusetts, (Scholastic Press– history book for elementary students)
• The Christmas Gift , (Warner Press)– coloring book , now out of print

Co-Authored Book and Contributions to Books
“Tales Through Time: Women of the South” by Joan Leotta and Edith Edwards
April Publishing September 2009 An anthology of historical fiction about women in southeastern NC

• Contributed two chapters to Tales as Tools, National Storytelling Association
• Contributed one chapter to new 2006 Book The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum by Sherry Norfolk,
• The Power of Written Communication in Hotel Sales and Marketing, published by HSMAI Foundation, April 1992–textbook/workbook
• One chapter to State Workers’ Compensation Law published by US Dept. Labor
• Twenty chapters to Gale Publications’ Encyclopedia of Industry
• Chapter on FAA to Perspectives by Close-Up Foundation
• Two chapters for The Quick Reference Guide on How to Care for Your Baby
• Two chapters for Better Health Through Nutrition
• Bears at Tackett’s Mill-promotional-safety story/coloring book
• Editor and Coordinator for two cookbooks, one church-wide and the other for the ESL ministry at McLean Presbyterian

Short Stories (See also awards)
*First Prize winner for Voice of an Angel, Charlotte Writers Club, 2013
Thunderbolt: Editor’s choice winner for stories appearing in 2012Wordsmith Journal Magazine
• “The Secret of Greatness” Third prize in Alabama Writer’s Conclave, July 2012 (children’s)
• “Cottonwood” published on January 2012
• “An Ancient Recipe” published on overmydeadbody, December 2011
• Mystery Fiction, “The Dead Lady’s Coat” published in Crimestalker Casebook
• Co-winner First Place Kaixin writing contest “Simply a Smile” 2010
• St Anthony’s Messenger (fiction, short stories” Cookie Crumble’published in December 2007 and “My Mother’s Rings” in February 2009)
• Fiction: “Pearls of Wisdom” short story, “Dolphin Log” (now Cousteau Magazine for Children)
• Honorable Mention for Intergenerational Tale, “Coquina” (Intergeneration Day Writing Contest) 2009
• “Button Button” A short story for middle schoolers was accepted into Doorway to Adventure , an anthology compiled by the Writer’s Group of the Triad in Greensboro, NC, publishing date, October 2010
• Award Winner Wilmington Historic Society Short Story Contest (twice)

Online Clients for business writing include:,,,,,,, (, a mystery magazine)

Print Articles,
• Currently a regular stringer for Sun News of Myrtle Beach SC and regular feature writer
• Column, “ Storytelling for Home and School” for Virginia Parent Weekly
• Travel articles (AAA Car and Driver, Virginia Parent, Women’s Day Magazine, Journal Newspapers, Stars and Stripes, Washington Business Journal, Washington Post.)
• Weekly Column (three years): KIDS OUT, (local events and travel) for all six editions of the “Journal” Newspapers
• Articles for and about children and parenting, (e.g. “Parent and Child”, “Washington Post”, “Metro Golf”, “Humpty Dumpty”)
• Columnist for Storytelling Magazine, “Virtual Café”
• Sales and management articles for “Selling Power Magazine”
• Food articles for Journal Newspapers, Home Cooking Magazine, Herb Quarterly, and others including restaurant reviews
• Contributor on a wide variety of topics for various business and association magazines including “HSMAI Review” and “Executive Update” for GWSAE and the “Washington Business Journal.”
• Various consumer articles for Woman’s Day, Washington Post, Journal Newspapers and others
• Developed a curriculum for social science and English classes for middle schoolers to teach about life on the W.W.II home front (for National Building museum.).
• Health Writing “Tomorrow’s Lifestyle” Magazine for Seniors,
“Tomorrow’s PT”, “Tomorrow’s OT” and “Tomorrow’s SLP”,
• Non-fiction for children in “Cobblestone” and “Dolphin Log”
• Legislative and Policy Analysis: Various articles, briefing and position papers, policy and planning documents on labor policy, particularly worker’s compensation and health at US Dept. of Labor

Poems for adults and children in a variety of anthologies and magazines
Three Poems accepted into Canadian Anthology (2013), “The Inspired Heart”
Most Recent “Fresh” Still Life”
Dancing Poetry Contest, Second place, 2012, Third place, 2013
Writing Awards:
Charlotte Writer’s Contest 2013 First Place Writing for Children, “Voice of an Angel”
Alabama Writers Conclave 2012 Third Place Juvenile Fiction “Secret of Greatness”
The Lower Cape Fear Historical Association, short fiction , 2006 and 2008;
WOW Writing Essay Contest, Honorable Mention (2007) “Listening In” an essay; Honorable Mention—
Flash Mystery Contest Internet Publication 2005;
Poetry prize, Arizona State Poetry Contest; EDPRESS Award for non-fiction.
Selected as one of the outstanding Italian-American Poets by Carello Editore;
Chosen as a “Writer in Virginia” for poetry; A
rticle, “Written or Spoken” selected as Best of Best by National Storytelling Association; Essay on Mother , Jennie Award from NOVA Christian Writers.

Teaching Experience
Teaching Writing: Northern Virginia Community College, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, and Brunswick County Community College , NC, Fairfax County Library System Adult Programs, Prince William County Library System, Adult Programs
Programs to teach writing through storytelling at elementary, middle and high school level given in DC metro area in a variety of schools
Business Writing in Fairfax and in Pittsburgh at community college
Teaching Story Performance Northern Virginia Community College, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Fairfax County Schools, Smithsonian Docent Program, National Park Service, Other parks and museums and many schools in DC area, Head Start Program Fairfax County, Brunswick County Literacy. Various Story Conference programs including National Storytelling Association meeting, LANES, VASA and Voices in the Glen.

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