359th Fighter Group Historian
My focus on writing began while CFO for OZ Architecture, the coolest architectural firm in Boulder. Nine writing contest wins later I resigned from OZ to follow the yellow brick road, and ten months after that signed a publishing contract for Soliloquy, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner.
Fast forward about a million words and I’ve published another four novels and three World War II military histories. I’m now penning two Kindle Vella tales with a third on my event horizon, and in 2021 Bob West and I contracted with Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press, for publication of Twenty Miles of Fence – Blueprint of a Cowboy. (Pre-order now!).
On a personal note, I once participated in a successful rattlesnake hunt, have climbed two dozen of Colorado’s Fourteeners, was alternate on a winning trap-shooting team, and about a decade ago received my motorcycle license. I love writing, hiking, bird watching, gardening, fun cars, cooking, and of course, reading.
Dick and I feel fortunate to live where we can hear the coyotes sing.
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AWARDS and HONORS
Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2019 Finalist: Tales from the 359th Fighter Group
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2018 Honored Guiding Member
OKRWA IDA Contest 2017 2nd Place: Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper
Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017 Finalist: Misfortune Annie and the Locomotive Reaper
Air Force Historical Foundation 2012 — One of five books nominated for best WWII book reviewed in Air Power History: Fogg in the Cockpit
HOLT Medallion Award of Merit 2010 Best First Book: Soliloquy
Esprit Entrepreneur Boulder Chamber of Commerce: Janet Fogg, Bob West, Dave Carson, Eduardo Illanes, and Paul Trementozzi of OZ Architecture
Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay: Bronze Medal State of Colorado
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WORK and EXPERIENCE
Amazon Charts bestselling author!
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers: Board of Directors (2015/16 Vice-President and 2010 Published Author Liaison); It’s a Book! Editor 2016/current
OZ Architecture CFO, Managing Principal, Partner, Director of Real Estate Development, and innumerable other roles 1980-2008
Boulder Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2002-2004
Downtown Boulder, Inc. (now Downtown Boulder Partnership) Board of Directors 1993-1999: 1995/96Treasurer, 1997 Chair, 1998 Vice-Chair
Harvard University Graduate School of Design Certification in Real Estate Development:
– Iron Flats, 24th & Spruce, Boulder; with Phil Shull of Deneuve Construction, co-developed a seven-building mixed-use project including the Nature Conservancy Headquarters
– Kellcourt Building, 1909 26th Street, Boulder: redevelopment of two office buildings into an office condo
– 1820 Folsom, Boulder; redevelopment of a 12,500SF motorcycle shop into an office building
– 2336 Pearl, Boulder; redevelopment of a thirty-year-old, deteriorating office building
– Cobe Laboratories, Lakewood; managed finances for design and construction of an $18 million ethylene oxide chamber