Historical fiction: The Last Of The Blacksmiths: A Novel. Available for order in your local bookstore (Coffeetown Press, Trade Paperback, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-60381-182-8, 352 pp; February 15, 2014) and online where books and ebooks are sold.

June/July 2016 German Life Magazine article: “Then and Now: The Unique Story of the Zoar Community.” Claire Gebben traces the journey of German Separatists who ultimately settled and thrived in Zoar, Ohio (page 20). (Click here for description of the summer issue, an annual focus on the theme of German America.)

“Genealogy Research Tips, Northeastern Ohio,” Fiske Genealogical Society Fall 2015 newsletter

“End-of-Life Cruise” short story in November, 2015 Whidbey Life Magazine.

Write-up in The Spark Calvin College Alumni Magazine, Winter 2014: The Last of the Blacksmiths

“My Ancestor Was a Blacksmith!” in the January/February 2015 issue of Family Chronicle: the ‘How To’ Genealogy Magazine. (Starting in February, the magazine changed it’s name to Your Genealogy Today.)

Blacksmith Basics,” Northwest Primetime, Feb. 10, 2014,

Is German Food making a come-back with flavors of the Palatinate’s Golden Autumn?” Booktrib.com, Feb. 7, 2014

Columns in the Mercer Island Reporter:
July 8, 2015 “Connections key to marketing self-published books
March 4, 2015 “Island Reads: The Guilty Pleasures of 2014
November 19, 2014 “Choosing the Right Cover
September 17, 2014 “Writers are self-made and other myths
July 3, 2014 “Finding inspiration in the company of fellow writers
May 14, 2014 “In 2014, it’s a new world for self-publishing
March 25, 2014 “Go Local with the Friends of the Library
Feb. 27, 2014 “Writers Conference offers insight, inspiration and good books
Jan. 22, 2014 “Health tip, Writing is Good for you
Dec. 11, 2013 “Those Ever-Evolving E-Readers

Stories and essays:

Reflections on Title IX,” Northwest Primetime, Oct. 1, 2013

Buffalo Moon,” Shark Reef, Issue 21, Winter 2013

“Extinction Event” essay, Soundings Review, Fall/Winter 2012 issue

“The Last Straw,” in Issue #5, December 2012, The Speculative Edge

“From Genealogy Research to Novel” in the Fiske Genealogical Society Summer 2012 newsletter

“Shades of Pink” short story in the Summer 2012 Issue 4 of The Fine Line literary journal

“Collaboration with the Interfaith Amigos”, February 2011, Seattle Free Lances newsletter.

“Making History: Hammers and Anvils at Old West Forge”, Issue 4, Winter 2010 ColumbiaKids magazine by the Washington State Historical Society.

“Unborn Joy” essay in the Winter 2010 issue of Get Born Magazine.

“Revelry” non-fiction short in Soundings Review, Spring, 2010 (the literary magazine of Whidbey Island Writer’s Association).

Other articles:

Blown Away By Glass: Seattle Glassblowing Studio works wonders in Belltown, February 10, 2009

Leap to the Possibilities at Spectrum Dance Theater, February 23, 2010

Nearby Coal Creek open space, trails are restored, October 27, 2009

Ancient traditions shared in Duwamish Cultural Longhouse, September 29, 2009

Rebuilt bridge to Ice Caves Trail offers views, adventure, July 21, 2009

Travel through time in nearby Carnation (to Camlann Medieval village and Remlinger Farms), June 2, 2009

Anchored to Stay: USS Turner Joy in Bremerton both museum and memorial, April 7, 2009

A December Getaway: Tacoma’s best places to see, December 3, 2008

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is bigger and better, October 15, 2008