I started in the news business after graduating from Sacramento State in English , Brigham Young University in communications and teaching journalism for a year at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. That was in the 1970s. Then I went on to write for the Oroville Mercury in Oroville, Calif, the Hemet News in Hemet and the Desert Sun In Palm Springs, where I worked as real estate editor.
Along the way I won a few awards, the most notable a team award for putting out the annual Ramona magazinee at the Hemet News. After editing the then humongous real estate section in Palm Springs for six years I jumped across the desk and opened up a public relations agency, serving mostly real estate agencies and builders. Later on I won a couple of national awards for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service as a Realtor.
After eight years of that, which I enjoyed immensely, the real estate market began a steep declinee. So in 1994 I packed up my family and moved to Utah. I wrote technical copy for awhile for an Orem company, then moved over to the Deseret News in 1995. Now working in a part-time capacity, my time is freed up to freelance and ghost write.
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