About My Writing


I am a professional freelance writer with more articles than I can count (emphasis on law, the Internet, food, spirituality and travel) in such publications as USA Today (Houston rock scene contributor), Family PC, American Bar Association Journal, Diversion (food columnist, 1999-2007), Time Out New York (restaurant reviewer and travel writer, 1999-2000),  LLRX.com (legal research columnist, 2001-2008; food columnist 2003-2008), Internet Law Researcher (Web columnist, 2000-01), My Table (frequent cover story contributor), Houston Press (columnist, 1989-92; contributing editor, 1991-92; restaurant reviewer, 1997-98), Texas Monthly  (bar reviewer, 1985-86), Houston Business Journal (restaurant reviewer, 1989-98), Houston Sidewalk (Urban Excursions columnist, 1997-98), Houston City Magazine, Houston Post, Orlando Sentinel, Austin American-Statesmen, Dallas Times Herald and other print and online periodicals. Links to some of my articles online are here.


Primary author, The Lawyer’s Guide to Internet Research (with Tara Calishain, Scarecrow

     Press, 2000)*

Contributor, Time Out New York Eating & Drinking 2000

Contributor, Business Research Solutions Series: Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property

     Research (The Benjamin Group, 2003)

Awards:  Association of Food Journalists, Houston Press Club

Member:  Phi Beta Kappa, The Authors Guild

*A pioneering but star-crossed work, which died in the sale of its original publisher and rose phoenix-like from the ashes into a release that coincided with the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court proceeding...

Why Fortuna?