Things I’ve written:

Ruby Lee and the VERY BIG DEAL. Tru Publishing, 2013. Children’s book on overcoming stage fright. Available as e-book and in print through Amazon. If you'd like a signed copy please email me.

 “Now Is the Time for Our Tears.” The Blue Review online edition. August 2013.


“Speaking Up for Success.” Idaho Business Review. May 2013.

 “Confessions of a News Experience Virgin.” Radio Boise website. July 2012.

 “Four Tips Good Presenters Know about PowerPoint.” Idaho Women’s Journal online. April 2012.

“Saved from PowerPoint Death.” Idaho Women’s Journal online. April 2012.

“Whip Your Presentations into Shape This Summer.” Idaho Women’s Journal print. Aug. 2012.

“A Case of Legendary Nerves.” Idaho Women’s Journal print. Aug/Sept. 2011.

Books I recommend:

Sian Bellock, Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting it Done when You Have To. Free Press, 2010.

Nancy Duarte, Slide-ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. O’Reilly Media, 2008.

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, Seven Languages for Transformation: How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work. Jossey-Bass, 2001.


Ed Keller, The Face-to-Face Book: Why Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace. Free Press, 2012.

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes Are High. McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Garr Reynolds, The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides. New Riders, 2011.

Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. New Riders, 2008.

Must-see films:

Albert’s Speech (2008)

The Artist (2011)

HBO Documentary on Public Speaking: Fran Lebowitz (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

Little Voice (1998)

My Fair Lady (1964)

Princess Diaries (2001)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)