I stole my first book at age three when I walked out of a store with one in my hand. Showing little remorse, I even claimed to have bought it myself when my parents asked me where it had come from. Ever since, I've had a love affair with the written word (and some spoken words too.) So far it's been a longer lasting affair then any of my other relationships.
In the early '90's, I became the Editor-In-Chief of Heart Dance Magazine in the SF/Bay Area. In the late '90's, I assumed the role of Editor-In-Chief of a national magazine called, Catalyst. I've written for many national magazines since then, including: Alternative Medicine, Common Ground, Imagine Magazine and Science of Mind, as well as for other magazines, such as Awareness Magazine in Southern California. My articles have also been published in Europe, Australia and Asia..
(If you're interested in body-building, try lifting my giant portfolio of articles and magazines in which I've been published. You'll either develop great pecs or get a hernia).
In the late '90's, I learned the in's and out's of the publishing industry, and began editing books, and representing authors in finding literary agents and publishers at Book Expo America. For every client I've ever represented at Book Expo America, I have found agents and/or publishers who are willing to consider their work. I'm also watching as one of the books I recently edited is climbing its way to national best seller status.
In 2002, my first book, Crappy to Happy: Small Steps to Big Happiness NOW! was published by Red Wheel/Weiser as part of their "Spunky Self-Help" line. It hit their summer best seller list, which caused me to attempt a cartwheel.
Currently, I'm finishing writing two new books of my own, proving that, as a child, I must have declared that I wanted to be an over-achiever when I grew up.
One of my new books is called Miracle Thinking, which is about cultivating the kind of mindset that leads to the growing of miracles in one's life. I also teach classes in Miracle Thinking, which is a subject that is very dear to my heart.
My other book is a collection of interviews I've done with New York Times list best selling authors. This book is called, Conversations with Today's Visionaries, and includes my interviews with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss, Masuro Emoto, Neale Donald Walsch, Suze Orman, Marianne Williamson, and many other visionaries.
Speaking of visionaries, I am one of twelve women who has been chosen to be featured in a book scheduled for release in late March 2005 called, Visionary Women Inspiring the World: 12 Paths to Personal Power.
(Not too shabby for a Jewish girl with pasty-white chicken legs.)
Okay. My officially-sanctioned bio ends here. If you choose to read on, you may be exposed to further bouts of clever wit, and perhaps even an ounce of silliness, so please gauge yourself accordingly.
For years, people have told me, "You're funny. Do you do stand-up?"
I'd reply, "'No, I'm a writer; I do 'sit-down, write-up.'
The truth is, in addition to all of my book editing and feature article writing, now I also do 'sit-down, write-up, stand-up."
Actually, I'm a "PROP-TOLOGIST." I love to create interactive props and play with audiences, shedding sparkles of insight and wisdom, as I spoof life, love, relationships, fears around money, and all the other kinds of mishigoss we put ourselves through.
In the year 2000, I even created a one-woman show, called: Comic Intervention for Closet Visionaries and Almost Manifesters, in which I instigated many "Random Acts of Chutzpah." These days, I don't do the show so much as incorporate my "prop-tology" into my talks -- when appropriate.
(Please know that my comic flair comes out when I'm working with my own material. When I'm working with your material, however, I'll put my puppets back in the toybox and give you the serious professionalism that your project deserves.)
For the sake of brevity, I will end here. However, if you still haven't had enough, please try this on for size: Adventures of a Prolific Creator.
And thanks for stopping by!
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