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Writing and Editing

As a professionally published author, I have experience creating written content for a wide variety of platforms, both print and digital.  From PR blurbs, to PSA's, to full length books on topics ranging from history to puppets to Star Trek to ghosts, I can write, edit, and proofread for almost any media on demand. 


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Coming Soon from Arcadia Publishing!

Images of America:  Historic Rosedale (co-authored with Elizabeth Medearis Myers)


Excerpt from Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, Schiffer Publishing, 2009, p. 25

"Of all haunted locations in the Carolinas (both theatrical and otherwise), perhaps one of the best known is The Lost Colony, part of the Fort Raleigh Historic site. Located on the island of Manteo, just between the North Carolina mainland and the Outer Banks barrier islands, the Lost Colony is the location of the first British settlement established in the New World. Its inhabitants met a mysterious fate which has been source of fascination for historians to this day. The outdoor drama chronicling the tale is the oldest in North America, with the theater complex situated near the actual site of the original colony."


Excerpt from Introduction to Puppetry Arts, Focal Press/Taylor & Francis, 2020, p. 44

"In the 21st century, puppetry continues to be an active and evolving art form in the US.  Special effects puppetry continues to flourish side by side with computer effects in film; the adult satirical comedy Team America:  World Police (Trey Parker, 2004) employed a small army of puppeteers, and became the most expensive puppet movie ever produced. ...In live performance and theater, the critically acclaimed play War Horse first premiered in 2007...and featured a breathtaking horse puppet on stage, while Avenue Q designed by puppet builder Rick Lyon and described as "an adult version of Sesame Street," premiered on Broadway in 2003."

Other Titles (available on Amazon)


PR blurb (long) for the Carolinas chapter of the 501st Legion,


“The 501st Legion is one of the world's premiere Star Wars fan clubs. Founded in 1997 by South Carolina resident Albin Johnson, the club has thousands of members internationally, with chapters ("garrisons") throughout the world. The Carolina Garrison is comprised of members in both North and South Carolina, whose costumes include Darth Vader, stormtroopers, bounty hunters such as Boba Fett, and other characters from the Star Wars universe.

Formed originally as a social club for Star Wars fans to share their love of costuming, the 501st has since been active in a wide variety of charity events.  Members world-wide participate in hospital visits, fund-raisers, and other community events such as conventions, celebrity appearances, museum exhibit openings, and movie premieres.

Locally, the Carolina Garrison's charity of choice is the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with whom the group has done appearances and fund-raising in memory and honor of Katie Johnson. Daughter of the 501st Legion founder, Katie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of six and fought long and hard to beat her cancer. She lost her battle in the summer of 2005, but with the help of Make-A-Wish was able to take one last trip to her favorite vacation spot, Walt Disney World in Orlando. The Carolina Garrison strongly supports Make-A-Wish in Katie's memory, so that other children like her might have an easier time.

Other events include area hospital visits (Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, Duke Children's Hospital in Durham), fund-raising (The American Cancer Society and the Children’s Miracle Network in Durham), community-oriented activities (The North Carolina and the Charlotte Symphonies, Charlotte Bobcats basketball, Charleston Riverdogs baseball), museum exhibits (Discovery Place in Charlotte, Museum of Life and Science in Durham), and Star Wars movie premieres at theaters throughout the Carolinas.

For more information on the 501st, the Carolina Garrison, and our events, please visit our website at, or our international website at”

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