Writing for General and Specialized Audiences

Four popular-culture essays written for ABC-CLIO’s Academic Solutions website, used as a teaching tool for writing. Daily Life through History database, ABC-CLIO, 2012. These include “Christian Majority, Pluralist Nation.”

The Apocalypse Is Everywhere (book cover)The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of America’s Favorite Nightmare (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2010). Traces how, as a Western culture, we have inherited an apocalyptic mindset that often permeates even the environmental movement.

Assisting Science,” Potomac Review, no. 37 (2004): 90. Creative writing, nonfiction.

The Drug Run,” New Millennium Writings (summer 2000): 82-96. Creative writing competition, first place nonfiction.

Stars in the Corps (book cover)Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United States Marines, coauthored with James E. Wise Jr. (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999).

Stars in Blue (book cover)Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America’s Sea Services, coauthored with James E. Wise Jr. (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1997).

Articles in various periodicals include:

Stitches magazine, for professional embroiderers

Stitches magazine page, New Mexico's Fiber TraditionsEmbroidery of Place,” Stitches, February 2011, 18-20, 23

The Mentor: Melanie Coakley, Embroidery FX,” Stitches, July 2010, 38

Research Penn State, for anyone following academic activities at the Pennsylvania State University, State College.

Sierra Club Maryland chapter newsletter, for anyone interested in environmental issues:

Chesapeake magazine pageLighting Up the Season: Is Your Tree Invasive?Chesapeake, winter 2007-08, 14-15

O Tannenbaum: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternatives,” Chesapeake, December 2005