Howdy folks – I’m a marketing writer, and I help businesses increase their profits through their website, their social media space and through strategic, direct marketing.
I have been extremely fortunate to be a full time writer (direct mail, advertising and web copy, long copy, case studies) since 2001 for Raving Consulting Company – a marketing-focused gaming consulting company. That’s why you’ll see a lot of my posts originally published through Raving for our marketing vehicles.
I also work outside of the gaming industry; my passion is in outdoor and adventure recreation.
I’m a storyteller or annoying reporter (as my oldest of friends would say “what’s with the 20 questions?”) … whether it is introducing you to a business the way I would introduce a friend at a party, or sharing a personal challenge – I will always be honest, candid and speak from the heart. And I couldn’t do it without talking about and the support of my favorite real life character, my husband Jim.
So I write for business and I write for pleasure. This site is both. You’ll see business posts as well as blogs on personal accomplishments and failures.
Through all my writing, be it business or pleasure, is about finding joy and passion in everything we do. Whatever business we are in. I believe that we are as young, as sexy, as courageous, as strong, as funny as we perceive ourselves to be. Getting older doesn’t have to “suck.” Our journey is to discover our own personal bests, to always be authentic and transparent. Power, baby. Power to perceive life in a positive way.
I write about the moments in my life that have brought me to my knees in pain or laughter: infertility, struggling with the home care and eventual death of my mom, growing up the fat kid, feeling “less than” because of a disability, wanting more hot sex with my spouse of 20 some years. I want readers to know that they are not alone in their very human feelings about fear, shame, guilt and anger and yeah, naughty and ridiculous thoughts. I write profiles of other people who have rocked my understanding of the world.
And writing from the heart means being vulnerable. I believe that if you close yourself off to people seeing who you really are and what you really feel, you also close yourself off to joy.
I can say that I have been RED PENNED and inspired by the best: Las Vegas pioneer John Romero, writer and playwright David Kranes, entrepreneur Dennis Conrad, scholar and adventurist TJ Tejeda and direct marketer and passionate gardener Amy Fanter and most for my fictional aspirations, soul writer Pete Fromm.