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Writer and Editor in San Francisco, California
I'm a writer and editor in San Francisco, CA. I'm also a licensed cosmetologist (hair, skin, and nails beauty expert) in California.
My most recent book, How to Survive Beauty School, was published in 2015 and is available as an e-book and paperback on Amazon.
In 2014, my personal development book, A Year of Natural Health & Beauty, was published in e-book and traditional paperback format.
I've been a writer and editor for over 20 years, in fields as diverse as high tech, advertising, marketing, yoga, fitness, and wellness. I have a BA in Communication and an MFA in Creative Writing. My work has been featured in various literary journals and anthologies, including the highly regarded personal essay collection, Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God.
I was the San Francisco Yoga Examiner for Examiner.com, and wrote over 200 articles on yoga and Pilates for iSport.com. In addition, I've maintained a blog and various newsletters devoted to healthy living, beauty, and personal development, since 2007.
I am a yoga teacher (currently on hiatus) with over 500 hours of teacher training, and over 20 years of personal practice. I am also a certified holistic wellness coach and a certified personal trainer.
I love to get creative not only through hair services and writing but visual arts and painting, and I've shown my work in cities in both Northern and Southern California.
I'm a great lover of animals, the outdoors, and healthy living in all regards, and am also a runner, swimmer, snowboarder, and sometimes-surfer-and-triathlete. You can contact me through any of the links here. I love to hear from you! Also check out my Amazon and Goodreads author pages.
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