I am an Internet research expert, experienced newspaper reporter and former research director.


Research Director

At the Research Director at Gartner Group, I advised major corporations and published 150 research notes on emerging technology. 

Newspaper Reporter

As a journalist and investigative reporter I wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and Forbes.


I wrote the prize winning book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman who Shot at Gerald Ford, Jan. 2009, Palgrave Macmillan, NY.

Award-winning book

My book won three first place awards, including the Smart-Writ Best Non-fiction award at the 2010 Mensa Annual Conference.


I have spoken nationally and in international settings in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. I taught Internet research skills to many different types of organizations.


I served as a Board member of the Consortium of Northern California writers associations; as president of the California Writers Club, and as Conference Director of the Jack London Writers Conference.


I am graduate from the University of California at Los Angeles, with a degree in English.


Member, Society of Professional Journalists

Reviewer for the New York Journal of Books

Official Signature blogger for the Huffington Post

Member, the Internet Society

Member, National Book Critics Circle

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