- Former Emmy-Award-Winning Photojournalist for NBC Los Angeles, now moving into the freelance world of videography, photography, and writing.
- Novelist featuring women who love things that go VROOM!
- And full-blown Motor Doll, who is happiest behind the wheel of her ’48 Ford, or blazing across the desert on a motorcycle.
When I was thirteen I got my first camera and have been seeing life through a viewfinder ever since. In 1994, I found my profession as a television News Photojournalist for NBC, first in San Luis Obispo CA, then onto Los Angeles. Over my career, I met so many inspirational people, went around the world, and did things I could never have imagined, like leaning out the back of a Chinook helicopter with the National Guard, or sitting down with a First Lady for a one-on-one interview, or spending a month in Athens and Sydney and Salt Lake City for the Olympic games, or being in St. Peters Square during the Papal Conclave.
After twenty-four years in the news business, I’m branching out to more creative storytelling, focusing on the positive.
OUTSIDE OF NEWS:
- Principal photographer on several episodes of the half-hour weekly show Travel Cafe, shooting in Fiji, Hong Kong, and Kauai, to name a few.
- DP on a documentary featuring nationally renowned artist, Milford Zornes—one of the coolest human beings I’ve ever met. Man. I hope to be like him when I’m 90.
- Cameraman for Juris Productions, shooting documentary-style videos for legal cases.
Besides old cars and motorcycles and photography, I love to write. At heart, I am a Storyteller.
In that realm, I’ve had two short stories published: one about a girl who dreams of being a fish, and another about a girl who believes she’s the reincarnated soul of a Shitzu. Hmmm. Kind of sensing a theme. Anyway, the dog story, HAPPY GIRL, was chosen as the publication’s feature story.
I’ve completed seven novels, with more in various states of completion.
My debut novel MOTOR DOLLS , a girl-powered adventure following two Motor Dolls in search of life’s passion, sold out the first run. Subscribe for printing updates.
My agent Mary C. Moore of the Kimberley Cameron & Associates Agency is currently shopping my latest two novels, one, a 1935 road-trip with a girl and a fabulous Buick, the other, a 1952 Gypsy Tour with twenty-two-year-old Greet and her 1936 Harley Davidson.
I love old stuff, especially anything automotive. It’s hard to explain to those who do black-flips for the latest shiny new thing, why I’d rather have the rusty, old, and worn. It’s a love of history and craftsmanship, coupled with the romantic idealism of something surviving for decades, centuries even. Old things carry a history of their prior life–and yeah, I know you can argue a thing can’t live, but every time I get behind the wheel of my ’48 Ford, Bondorella, her past sings to me through every creak and rumble and bump.