Cover_for_website.jpgI Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch  is the book for every parent who ever stuck a candle in a peanut butter sandwich and called it birthday cake. Or ever tried to crowd source her child’s braces. Or ever told her child to shut up and be quiet so she could finish reading a parenting magazine. It’s the little book of big parenting blunders, from cradle to empty nest, that will make other moms and dads feel really good about themselves. 





regularcover_web_page.jpgI Used To Think I Was Not That Bad And Then I Got To Know Me Betteris the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. (Also for the people who sincerely wish they would.) It’s a humorous look at topics like relationships, anxiety, communication, bad habits, and more.



Both books available on Amazon or at Mitzi's Books, 510 Main Street and Shaviq West St. Joe both in Rapid City. Also available for order through other bookstores. 


KOTA Reads,  April 2015

South Dakota Public Radio, December 2014 

KSOO Noevember 2014




  • National Federation of Press Women, First Place Humorous Column 2015
  • South Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, Second Place Best Local Humorous Column, 2014
  • National Federation of Press Women, Second Place Humorous Columns 2010 and 2012, Third Place Humorous Columns 2013 and 2014.
  • South Dakota Press Women, First Place Humor Columns 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • City of Foster City,California, Arts & Culture Committee 25th Annual Writers
  • Contest, First Place Humorous Essay Division, January 2000
  • New England Writers Network Humor Contest, Second Place, February 1999
  • Loudest Laf Laurel, Scher Maihem Publishing, Runner-up January 1996
  • Toastmasters Region IV Humorous Speech Contest, First Place, June 1995
  • National Writers Association Articles and Essays Contest, First place May 1995


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