I am a San Francisco native who started her journalism career in New York in the late 1970s with America’s oldest daily, The Journal of Commerce. I covered finance and foreign trade for this Knight-Ridder publication.
From 1985 to 1997 I worked as a freelance business journalist in Hong Kong, contributing to US, UK, Australian, and Asian English-language dailies, and magazines. I covered mostly on matters of finance, foreign trade, and travel at a time when Hong Kong was anticipating its return to PRC sovereignty. During that time I wrote Welcome to China, a guidebook commissioned by the China National Tourism Administration.
In 1997, I returned to San Francisco where I still live. I secured a commission to write the history of America’s oldest Italian restaurant, Fior d’Italia. The Fabulous Fior — over 100 Years in an Italian Kitchen sold well and is now out of print. A second edition, The Fabulous Fior — over 125 Years in an Italian Kitchen, with three new chapters is available on Kindle or Nook.
From 1998 to 2008 I worked as a business reporter for the Oakland Tribune, covering entrepreneurship, personal technology, banking, and the Port of Oakland.
I have been writing clients’ biographies for years, books about business, and I conduct workshops that guide people on how to write their own.
I also contribute to the newsletter of the Italian Consulate in San Francisco, called Italifornian, on articles of interest to Italians and Italian -Americans. in the Bay Area.
Ghostwriter, speaker, author, memoirist, workshop leader, writing coach, and business writer.
I help entrepreneurs and companies develop and write collateral material, books, e-books, editorial content, and promotion.
I write personal and family histories and company histories.
I also ghost memoirs for clients who wish to leave a legacy of their lives for their descendants. Or I coach them to write it themselves.
I am a writing coach and lead workshops and give public addresses. I teach memoir writing in public venues or on Zoom.