Born in Detroit and raised in scenic White Lake, Michigan, I grew up with an innate love of reading and writing. At the age of 12, I purchased an antique Royal typewriter at a garage sale and used it to publish a neighborhood newspaper, The Lakeside Press.
I parlayed that experience into award-winning writing and editing for my high school's progressive newsmagazine while also covering goverment, business, sports and lifestyle stories as a stringer for several local newspapers before earning a B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University.
I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to become a NBC Page. Over the years I've also held publicity and marketing positions with NBC Entertainment and Yahoo! Search Marketing. Most recently, I started my own publishing company, Polyandrium Press, writing full-time and doing freelance research for other writers.
Living in Beautiful Downtown Burbank has afforded me the opportunity to combine my passion for writing with life-long interests in Hollywood and cemetery history, related subjects that I cover on my specialty blog Adventures in Grave Hunting.
In 1996 I created The Jean Harlow Platinum Page, the first internet website devoted to Hollywood's original blonde bombshell. I have also studied the life of actor Franchot Tone extensively, and have a deal with BearManor Media to publish his biography.
For the past six years I've been a volunteer journalist, webmaster and historian at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale. I'm currently writing a book about this wonderful cemetery's colorful history, to be published by my own company.
I also enjoy exploring local landmarks, film archives and volunteering with the Friends of the Burbank Library, currently serving on its board as Vice President of Membership.