I have written in many genres. I've written magazine articles, regional history articles, slice-of-life articles, feature newspaper articles, general articles for newspapers and radio, reviews, poetry, family histories, historical articles, novelettes and other published work. I wrote a regular genealogy - historical newspaper column for 7 years, have tutored graduate and under-graduate students in writing techniques, am an avid historian, have been a family-history researcher for many years and am the local historian. I created my own watercolor and pen-and-ink greeting cards, writing poetry and theme-related topics, as well as the art design. I'vecompiled many pamphlets and newsletters. I diligently research topics before writing.