Hello and welcome to my website. I am a writer, ghostwriter, editor and all-around wordsmith. I specialize in crafting memoirs and non-fiction books, and editing text in the fields of higher education, medicine, and for the professional futurist community. Being a creature in love with ideas and fond of research, I consider most any topic worth consideration.
I am the credited ghostwriter on the medical memoir, Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon, by renowned spinal neurosurgeon Volker K. H. Sonntag, M.D. (Lisa Hagan Books May 2017).
I frequently collaborate with my futurist husband, Dr. Tom Lombardo, of the Center for Future Consciousness. I have edited five of his published books, countless articles for refereed and other academic journals, and all web content. I am co-author of his philosophical memoir Mind Flight: A Journey into the Future (2011).
Writing & Editing
My essays and book reviews have appeared in the journals Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education; Focus on Basics, Journal of Future Studies; Learning Tomorrow; World Future Society Anthology; and Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth, as well as in various online magazines. Articles I have edited have appeared in the above journals and in World Future Review, Educause, On the Horizon, World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues, and The Futurist. I am a published poet and author of the academic work, The Ontological Underpinnings of the Modern Utopia. I have blogged about memoir and other writing topics here and at my other blog, Memoir Crafter, since 2012.
A few years back I took an online personality test called the Personal DNA. The results pegged me as an “Attentive Director,” which made sense. I like imposing order on structures, especially when it comes to written passages. I can’t resist scanning any written document for grammatical delinquencies.
I craft words and stories (from resumes to blog posts to web landing pages and full-length books and memoirs), provide editorial services, and offer project management on longer projects. I invite you to view the “Arizona Ghostwriter” and “Editing” pages to read more on the range of writing projects I can assist with.
I hold a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies (with what they used to call a minor in English) and a MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities.
I live in the Phoenix metro area with my husband and hundreds of cactus and count a storm rolling into the desert as one of the most aesthetically galvanizing forces on this planet.