Sorry, a long-term gig prevents me from taking on new clients at this time. This website will be updated with new adventures as they arise. I invite you to check back periodically to see what's going on. Thanks!
WHY HIRE ME?
WHITE PAPERS, REPORTS AND EBOOKS THAT HELP BUSINESSES
ACHIEVE NEW HEIGHTS
When not writing, I can usually be found shuttling a kid somewhere, snuggling our kittens, or sneaking off to find a sunny spot to read or dream about my next travel adventure.
Experience: From A to Z (well, the Y, anyway)
"Lia, this is the first time in my entire career that I've been accurately quoted in the school paper," said Mr. Tam, my high school principal. "This is a great story!"
That was in 1987. I've been writing accurate and engaging stories ever since.
From AOL to the YMCA, I have crafted effective business content in many forms and formats. Print, broadcast, and digital, I've done it all: social media campaigns, blogs, commercials, newsletters, web content, corporate communications pieces, brochures, reports, and much more.
Education: Communications B.A. and English M.A.
With a bachelor's in Communications--Radio/TV/Film (now called Digital Media Production and Journalism) and a master's in English, I bring meticulous research skills and compelling storytelling to everything I do. I work until it's A+ quality.
Effective Engagement: Initial Contact to Delivery
I am a "creative type" but I am also thorough; on assignment, I conduct extensive research and multiple interviews to learn as much as I can about a company, its culture, and its people. My goal is to find the human story within the corporate story, the element that engages readers on a basic level and delivers your message effectively.
Want to know more? Lia by the numbers...
I was born and raised in the 50th state, and still try to bring aloha to everything I do.
U.S. states I have visited or lived in. Next on my list: Alaska.
State capitols my boys and I have visited together and taken a group selfie.
Countries I have visited or lived in. Read about my 2015 European adventure here.
Suns. Decorative, metallic ones, all over my living room.
Sons. Tall, intelligent ones, that I'm very proud of.
Obsession. "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of books by
George R. R. Martin. I spend way too much time re-reading
these books and listening to various analytical podcasts about it.
Pierre, SD in 2013.