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Pegasus Writers Stable



The members listed all write for a living. They are truly Professional writers. All writing contracts are between the editor and the writer. No grievances are expected, but any such cases should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director.

Key to organizational abbreviations appears at end of membership list.

Richard L. Servis Jr.
2824 Saint John Drive
Clearwater, FL 33759
Ph (727)726-5521 e-mail:

Personal Web Page: Richard L. Servis Jr.

BACKGROUND: A technical interpretive writer- "downwrites" technical material for the general public. Executive Director of Pegasus Writers Stable.
SPECIALTIES: Energy, environment, ecology, electro-mechanical equipment, agriculture, water/wastewater management, inventions, history and travel.
PUBLICATIONS: Citrus & Vegetable, Citrus Industry, Florida Grower & Rancher, St. Petersburg Times, Time Out Tampa Bay, Know Tampa Bay, Senior Connections, Ybor Connections, HVAC/R Distribution Business.
MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, Tampa Bay Computer Society.


Doris Norrito
1401 Cordova Greens
Largo, FL 33777
Ph.(727) 392-8877 / FAX (727) 319-6779
Doris Norrito

BACKGROUND: Feature writer and news correspondent for Beacon Leader Bee Today Journal Publications. Feature writer for Downtown Largo Main Street News. Former columnist with Pinellas News - "Our Heritage", a popular column highlighting ethnic activities around Tampa Bay, appeared biweekly.
SPECIALTY: South American travel articles, ethnic writings and personality profiles.
PUBLICATIONS: St Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Florida Living, Christian Social Action, Event, Reunions,
Florida Retirement Lifestyles.
MEMBERSHIPS: TWIN, FFWA, SPJ, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, Tampa Bay Computer Society.

Diane Marcou
246.20th Ave. S.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Ph.(727) 895-2198 / Pager: (727) 553-0700
Diane Marcou

BACKGROUND: Creative writing teacher. Editor of Proud Hailer.
Ghost writer.
PUBLICATIONS: St. Petersburg Times, Iron County Record, Jamestown Post Journal, Psychic Advisor, Fate, Unity and other national publications.
BOOKS: Co-authored Pitch from the Past, War Child, Bells Landing and Beyond.
TEACHING: Writing workshops.
MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, PINAWOR.

Miriam Goodspeed
392 Lakeview Terrace
Palm Harbor, FL 33683
Ph. (727) 787-1464 / FAX (727) 787-2574
Miriam Goodspeed

BACKGROUND: President, JAGour Productions. Active in Florida's Film and television community; award-winning writer; former newspaper editor.
SPECIALTY: Expertise in archeology, New Age, film and TV, business and community affairs. Scriptwriter, publicist, freelance journalist and newsletter editor with desktop publishing know-how.
PUBLICATIONS: National, regional and local publications.
FILMS: Writer/producer of upcoming films. "Blood Warriors" and "Snow Job."
MEMBERSHIPS: Florida Motion Picture and Television Association, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild

Adele Woodyard

1121 Lauren Lane #1202

Tarpon Springs, FL  34689-6131

Phone: (727) 942-6992

Adele Woodyard

BACKGROUND: Writer/photographer; awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Generalist who specializes in travel, history, outdoors, profiles, senior and children's activities for national and regional publications.  Written for more than 80 publications.
PUBLICATIONS: Sky, Wildbird, Civil War Times Illustrated, Highways, Law and Order, Spare Time, Know Tampa Bay,
Providence Journal Bulletin, Chicago Sun-Times.
MEMBERSHIPS:ASJA, CNW, TWIN, and theBay Area Professional Writers Guild.


Steve Morrill

P.O. Box 8093

Tampa, FL 33604

Phone: 813-232-7509  or  888-311-2196

Personal website:

Other Websites: Writers College

                          Writers Advice


BACKGROUND: Magazine writing and editing. Wire service news. Corporate materials. Special publications. Books. Manages, an online writing school.

PUBLICATIONS: Horizon, World Wide Shipper, The Robb Report, Vista, The New York Times Magazine, Business Age, Changing Homes, Florida Business, Southern Homes, and in a variety of city magazines and newspapers.

BOOKS: City in the Sun (history of St. Petersburg, Florida); book on historic preservation for government of Hillsborough County, Florida; and Flying the Andes (history of Pan-American /Grace Airways). Contributor to books on defense, computers, freelance writing business, and web-based education.

TEACHING: Taught writing since 1986. Manages, a web-based writing school. Manages, a web site offering support for nonfiction writers.

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Founded Bay Area Professional Writers Guild (BAPWG) and co-founded Tampa Writers Alliance (TWA).


Steve Traiman
Creative Copy by Steve Traiman
420 64th Ave., Suite 706
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone (727) 363-7531
Fax (727) 363-7531
Steve Traiman
Web Site:"
Creative Copy by Steve Traiman
BACKGROUND: More than 40 years of experience in trade and consumer magazines, newsletters, trade associations and public relations. Provide business writing, marketing and P.R. services including freelance copywriting, editing, promotion, and consulting for a variety of publications, companies and associations.
SPECIALTIES: Home entertainment and lifestyles; audio; video; electronic games; retail information technology; kids, teen and youth marketing; all facets of music, home video and game industries.
PUBLICATIONS: Billboard,, PanStadia, One to One, Paradise News.
MEMBERSHIPS: St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild (BAPWG), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), NJ Creatives Network, Audio Engineering Society, (AES).

Jeff Corydon

13807 Springer Lane

Tampa, FL  33625

Phone (813) 960-2841


BACKGROUND: Former State Department Foreign Service officer.
SPECIALTY: Travel, cuisine and lifestyles, military, senior topics, history, humor.
PUBLICATIONS: Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald, Georgia Magazine, Florida Living, Robb Report, Boys' Life, Cricket, Chile Pepper.
MEMBERSHIPS: IFW&TWA, FFW, TWA, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.

Marty Martindale
Ph (727)596-8509 / FAX: Use e-mail
Marty Martindale
Website:  Food Site of the Day

BACKGROUND: Social/Cultural Anthropology.
SPECIALTY: Food, travel, social issues and general features.
PUBLICATIONS: Antonio Express News, Active Time, Mature Living, Montana News, New Horizons, Consumer Chef, Foodmad, New Maturity, The Cooking Club, Whole Foods, Treasure Valley News Magazine, Vegan, Amazon, Third Age, Life & Leisure.
MEMBERSHIPS: IACP, Greenbriar Food Symposium, Tampa Bay Culinary, BAPWG

Patricia Pochurek
313 Oceanview Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Ph (727) 772-5624 /FAX Same, Call first
Patricia Pochurek

BACKGROUND:Awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Editor, Cracker Crumbs, Contributor, Tropical Breeze. Fishing columnist, Southern States Fishing & Hunting Magazine. Articles and photos in national and regional publications on travel, food, fishing, the environment, antiques, history, human interest and RVing.  Editor- The Quester Quarterly.
PUBLICATIONS: CampOrama, Florida Angler, Proud Hailer, Tampa Bay's Best, MuscleCar Magazine, Mature Lifestyles, Minature Collector, Tampa Tribune, Travel Writers International Network Newsletter, Proud Hailer, Get Up And Go!
BOOKS: Remembering Safety Harbor
MEMBERSHIPS: IFW&TWA, FOWA, TWIN, Bay Area Professional Writers Guil, Tampa Bay Computer Society.

Jim Pochrek
313 Oceanview Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Ph (727)772-5624 / FAX (727) 772-5624
Jim Pochurek

BACKGROUND: Retired Lt./Col. U.S.A.F. Recently returned to Vietnam to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle from Saigon to Hanoi with three other veterans and a film maker from National Geographic Explorer. Book about the journey is in process. Award-Winning Monthly columnist: Southern States Fishing and Hunting Magazine.
SPECIALTY: Freelance travel writer specializing in fishing, conservation, RV, camping, human interest, features, real estate, history, and senior activities.
Mature Lifestyles, Southern States Fishing & Hunting Magazine, Tropical Breeze, CampOrama, Cracker Crumbs, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Tampa Bay's Best, Fishing Around Florida, Travel Writers International Network Newsletter, Know Tampa Bay, Proud Hailer, and other publications.

Suzanne Norman
Suzanne Norman

BACKGROUND: Award-winning creative non-fiction writer and newsletter editor.
SPECIALTY: Subjects range from corporate communications and medical marketing to outdoors and travel.
PUBLICATIONS: Photos and articles have appeared in, Florida Living, Air Currents, Canoe & Kayak, St. Petersburg Times, and other magazines and newspapers.
Memberships: PINAWOR, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.


 Phyllis Johnson

1 Windrush Blvd. #55

Indian Rocks Beach, 33785


Phone (727) 727 596-8919


BACKGROUND: Graduated Pennsylvania State University with degree in
Journalism; originally from Pittsburgh writing feature articles for local and metropolitan newspapers, then serving as Community Relations Director, Buhl Planetarium; in Florida since 1980 with 11 years in community relations at Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation, presently senior writer, Tampa Bay Sun covering the Barrier Islands and editor of Guardian Association of Pinellas County Newsletter.

PUBLICATIONS: Sand Key Sun, Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Squirrel Hill Gazette, Chi Chi Rodriguez annual yearbook and quarterly newsletter, The Guardian Newsletter

SPECIALTIES: Writer/editor; feature articles, profiles, advertising copy, press releases, political topics, public relations specialties.

OTHER MEMERSHIPS: Board of Directors of Guardian Association of Pinellas
County, Gulf Coast Museum of Art docent program.


Lucy V. Parker


P.O. Box 1189

Land O' Lakes, FL  34639-1189

Ph. (813) 966-1130

Fax (877) 850-2493


Lucy V. Parker


BACKGROUND: Freelance writer/graphic designer (fulltime 1986-1997, part-time since 1997), Specializing in women's and retirement issues, personal essays, spirituality, education, medicine, newsletters. Degree in journalism from Northwestern University, prior experience in radio continuity writing, higher education and medical public relations, and commercial printing sales.


SPECIALTIES: Women's and retirement issues, personal essays, spirituality, education, medicine, newsletters.


PUBLICATIONS: Author of How to Start A Home-Based Writing Business, now in its fourth edition (2003), part of The Globe Pequot Press Home Business Series. Book reviewer and writer for the international journal, Goddessing. Webmaster for Step-Up Recovery, Inc.'s  Extensive experience writing, designing, and producing newsletters for companies and organizations; extensive experience in corporate communications (articles for company magazines, brochures, marketing and PR materials, etc.)

MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, Tampa Writers Alliance


Carol J. Perry
P.O. Box 8822
Madeira Beach, FL 33738
Ph (727) 397-0281
BACKGROUND: Award-winning ad copywriter; writes brochures, newsletters, catalogs and articles. Book author: YA fiction and non-fiction, travel guide book. Executive Director of Travel Writers International Network.
SPECIALTY: Antques and collectibles, conservation, history, travel.
PUBLICATIONS: Antique Week, Antique Shoppe, Today's Collector, Amoco Traveler, Geico Direct, Relax, Better Homes and Gardens, Grandparents, Boston Globe, Trailer Life and others.
BOOKS: Florida Gulf Coast Tavel Smart; Tiger Woods, The Making of a Champion; 10 Women-Political Pioneers.
MEMBERSHIPS: FFWA, FOWA, TWIN, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.


Fredrick Rea O'Keefe
13014 N. Dale Mabry Hwy # 363
Tampa, FL 33618-2808
Ph. (813) 926-5446
Frederick O'Keefe

Web Site Founder:
Electrical Power-Quality Technical Forum:
Lightning Protection

O'Keefe & Associates Website:
O'Keefe and

BACKGROUND: Business/technical & travel writer, journalist, newsletter publisher and editor, commentaries and reviews, music composer.
PUBLICATIONS: SEPI News!, PSE Bulletin, various electrical engineering (power quality issues) opinions & reports, business operations & marketing material, PR, ANCHOR Magazine articles and editorials, operations and training manuals, committee reports, founder and co-moderator of: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: National Writers Union (NWU)(Delegate & Trustee), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Florida Writers Association, Florida Freelance Writers Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)(Senior Member), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Society of Energy Professionals International (SEPI)(Senior Technical Advisor).

Rick Rhodes

Lot 305, Southernaire MHP

2560  62nd Avenue North

St. Petersburg, FL 33702


Phone  (727) 459-5992

Fax (727) 527-8287




Web: (Author/Publisher)



Accomplished sailor, traveler, researcher, and book author, and can speak Spanish conversationally. Researched and presented reports on international trade, including several pre-NAFTA reports, for the US. International Trade Commission while working in Washington DC (1983-1999). Served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador (1999-2000). Has an in-depth geographical and historical perspective and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, certain parts of Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

PUBLICATIONS: Five Regional Boating Guidebooks: Potomac River (on its second edition), Florida's Gulf Coast, the Midwest, and Honduras.

TEACHING/PRESENTATIONS: Senior Instructor at the US Army Engineer School (1978-79); Sailing Instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School (1987-1992); Regular Boat Show Presenter (2001-present).

Rick has books with a major national publisher as well as some self-published books. He is familiar with many aspects of book publishing, including book printing. Rick is often complimented on his skills simplifying and presenting sometimes convoluted information using spatial-type layouts (e.g., maps, charts, tables, figures, sketches, and as well as other graphics), and he is his own photographer for his picture-laden boating guidebooks. Rick holds a US Coast Guard Captain's license, and works part-time as a Realtor in Pinellas County.

WRITING SPECIALTIES: Regional Interest, Boating, Travel, History, Real Estate, Latin America, Human Interest, Guidebooks, Business, Ecology, Maritime, Outdoors.


Billie S. Noakes

P.O. Box 2072

PinellasPark, FL 33780


(727) 647-8057

(904) 410-8217




BACKGROUND: Editor, writer, author, video producer, storyteller


PUBLICATIONS: St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Florida Health Care News, Pinellas Park Beacon, Seminole Beacon, Gulf Beach Journal, Shoreline News, Kenneth City News, Pinellas News, Pinellas Park Post, Florida RV Trade Association Newsletter, Partners in Education newsletter, Music Forum magazine, M.D. News and others.

BOOKS:Children’s picture books: “Sal’s Balloon Adventure,” “Sal and the Entrepreneurial Spirits,” and “Sal and the Scientific Method.”

SPECIALTIES: Web content, news, features, business profiles, “advertorials,” marketing copy, press releases, memoirs, opinion/editorial, newsletters, brochures, business letters, scripts for radio/TV. Original fiction for children and adults.

OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators


Chrissy Jackson & Associates, Inc.
P. O. Box 66069
St. Pete Beach, FL 33736-6069

Phone (727) 367-9052
Cell (813) 766-7172



BACKGROUND: More than 25 years of experience in residential property management, employee motivation, software training, due diligence for multi-family investment properties. Provide business consulting for property management, market surveys, business plan writing, software training, employee motivation, systems analysis for residential investment properties, fee management and other services including marketing, training, promotion and consulting for owners of residential investment property.

SPECIALTIE:  All areas of residential investment property, financial analysis of operations, employee motivation, books, business, financial, newsletters, operating/training manuals, real estate, water/wastewater management issues.

PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Manufactured Housing, The Merchandiser, Live Awhile in My Community, Promoting Your Community, Get Tough, Get Creative, So, you Want to Write a Newsletter, Win-Win with Water Meters, Community Management Forms, Upgrading Your Community, Writing an Effective Lease, Professional Operations Procedures, and Creating an Effective Budget.

MEMBERSHIPS: Vice President of Florida Writers Association, Inc., Manufactured Housing Educational Institute, Manufactured Housing Institute, Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association, and other state-based trade associations in the manufactured housing industry.


Maureen Cain

2713 Sand Hollow Court
Clearwater, FL 33761
Ph. (727) 712-1544
Maureen Cain

BACKGROUND: Interior designer, small furniture manufacturer, Financial professional. Wrote several poems.
PUBLICATIONS: Several publications in Great Britain, St. Petersburg Times.
SPECIAL MENTION: Composed and read a special poem for U.S. Immigration Office ceremony, entitled: On Becoming an American Citizen. (1100 people in attendance).


Bonnie Quick

267  21st Avenue, SE

St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Phone (727) 823-3576




BACKGROUND: Eight years experience in trade, daily, weekly and monthly publications. Experienced as a journalist, web content writer, ghostwriter/editor, PR and corporate communications.

PUBLICATIONS: Over 300 articles published in St. Petersburg Post, Construction Equipment Guide, Southeast Edition, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Senior Connections, Tampa Bay Newspapers (Beacon-Leader-Bee), Goodwrench Racing Magazine, Good Dog Magazine, The Morning Call, many others.

Truth Serum, The Four Basic Beliefs, 2002
Dear ____ I Think You’re My Mother— (Currently being considered by publisher)

SPECIALTIES: Motorsports, Construction Equipment, Business, Municipal Reporting and General Features from profiles to travel to fillers. Book Coach to people who want to write a book and need help.

OTHER MEMERSHIPS: Networking Professionals, Inc, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Council on Aging, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Freelance Work Exchange, Better Living for Seniors


Fred W. Wright Jr.

P.O. Box 86158
St. Petersburg, FL 33738-6158

Phone: 727-595-5004
800-8-WRITER - (800-897-4837)


Same as phone-- (Call First)




BACKGROUND: Writer and Freelance Journalist, 1975 to present.
More than 3,500 articles sold to local regional and
national publications.

PUBLICATIONS: Newspapers include: The St.
Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel,
Palm Beach Post. Magazines include: National Geographic Traveler, Ad Age, Variety, Arrival, Florida Medical Business, Next!, Portfolio, Sarasota, Fishing Gazette, Movie-Goer, Tampa Bay Monthly, Queen City Magazine, Omaha!, Writer's Digest, The National Enquirer,  Weekly World News, Value Retail News, National Mall Monitor, Best Report, Off-Price News, Weatherwise, Agent & Manager Facilities, Special Events Business News, Emmy, Florida Travel & Life News, Geo (German edition),

Online Publications:,,,

Formerly: Monthly columnist, St. Petersburg Times, 1979 to 1997.
Prior: Staff Writer, Columnist, Film and Theater Critic for The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Evening Independent (Average Circulation
45,000), 1964 to 1975.


Film, Travel, Business, Profiles, Medical/science writing, Script writing.

BOOKS: Author of City Smart: Tampa/St. Petersburg, 1996

The Radiance Technique® on the Job -- Expanded Edition, 1992

Editor of The Florida Almanac: 1994-1995, 1994

Contributor to Insight Guides: Florida, 1990, 1997, 1999

Florida Editor of Insight Guides: Florida, 1990

Revision Editor for The People Machine, 1986

TEACHING: Instructor at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla.
The University of South Florida, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla. Guest Instructor for Elderhostel Program, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla. 1975 to present.
Instructor, Poynter Institute for Media Studies (nee Modern Media Institute), St. Petersburg, Fla., 1977 - 1979.
High School Newspaper Advisor, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975 to 1998.
Instructor in Non-Fiction, Writer's Digest School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988 to present.

MEMBERSHIPS: Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Mensa, American Contract Bridge League, Poets & Writers Inc., New York City
Florida Freelance Writers Association; Member, Board of Advisors.


Rita Milios

13724 Pimberton Drive

Hudson, FL  34669

Phone (727) 860-5675


Web Sites:

BACKGROUND: Psychotherapist and Author of books, magazines, educational/test assessment materials, ESL .

SPECIALTIES: Self-help/psychology, New Age/Spirituality, Education.  Faculty online writing school; speaker, judge at writers’ conferences; TV, Radio

PUBLICATIONS: Woman’s World, American Fitness, Living With Teenagers, Master Teacher, Self-Empowerment Quarterly, The Writer.

BOOKS: More than 35 books for children, adults, counselors,  including Discovering Positive Thinking, Tools for Transformation,

Imagi-size; Activities to Exercise Your Students’ Imagination.  Contributing author to several grammar books (school, workplace.



Lary Crews  (One "R" in Lary is correct.)

6618 5th Ave North

Apt 1-B

St. Petersburg FL 33710

Ph (727) 452-4536


Web Page:

BACKGROUND:  A generalist magazine writer and a mystery novel author.
SPECIALTIES: Theatre, writing magazines, movie industry and business profiles.
PUBLICATIONS: Tampa Bay Magazine, Florida Business: Tampa Bay, Gulfcoast Business, Theatre Grapevine, Sarasotan Quarterly, Writer’s Digest, Byline Magazine.

Three novels: Kill Cue, Extreme Close-up, Option To Die. 

Two non-fiction books: Novel Secrets (1991), The Baby Boom Writer (2007)
MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, American Management Association.


M.E. "Buddy" Baker
Phone/Fax: (727) 547-0113,
                   (727) 385-9623 (cell)
Mail: 5610 56th Terrace North

St. Petersburg FL  33709-2020
Photographic portfolio available at

BACKGROUND: Working journalist since 1973, in newspapers, magazines, and radio. Experience in writing, editing, page layout, book formatting and publishing.

SPECIALTIES: Historical research. Ghost writing and memoirs. Investigative reporting. Brochures and newsletters.

PUBLICATIONS: University of Tampa Journal, producing 16-page special sections for three issues to mark 75th anniversary of the institution; University of South Florida alumni magazine; regional and local
publications including Creative Loafing alternative lifestyle newsweekly; St. Petersburg Times; Weekly Challenger.

BOOKS: Formatted and assisted in editing Smarten Up!
Say It Right (ISBN 0-9707490-0-7), an insider's view
of professional wrestling by former "Killer Bee"

B. Brian Blair.

MEMBERSHIPS: Society of Professional Journalists,
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Sierra Club



106 West Ida St., Tampa, FL 33603
Ph: 813-234-4092 Mob: 813-481-3310

BACKGROUND:  B.A. Journalism, University of Nebraska/Omaha. Daily newspaper reporter, writer/editor.

SPECIALTIES: Government, gardening, home décor, historic preservation, community issues, personality profiles, architecture, development issues, transportation, construction, education, business. Features, news, photography.

PUBLICATIONS: Tampa Tribune,
, Value Retail News, International Outlet Journal, NRC Picker, Olsson Associates.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: Recognition from Nebraska Press Assn., Nebraska Press Women, Nebraska AP, Florida Press Women


Natalie Nichols Gillespie 

 9490 Whisper Ridge Trail

Weeki Wachee, FL  34613

Phone: (352-597-8036

Fax:  N/A


Web Site: ;


BACKGROUND: Natalie Nichols Gillespie is the author of The Stepfamily Survival Guide (Fleming Revell, Sept., 2004) and a mom, stepmom and homeschool parent of six kids who range in age from 7 to 22, with a seventh child expected by adoption from China in Feb., 2006. Natalie's articles have appeared in more than 20 publications in the last 15 years, including The St. Petersburg Times, Entertaining Kids, Christian Parenting Today, HomeLife, MTL, Charisma, Radio and Records, Outreach and CCM Magazine. She specializes in travel, music, and a wealth of family, marital, and parenting issues—from education options to stepfamily issues. She also previews and reviews products for several trade and consumer publications and is a member of a seven-generation native Pinellas County, Florida, family.


SPECIALTY: Travel, music, faith-based articles, marriage and family articles, adoption, stepfamily and education, money saving topics, and Central Florida pioneers and history.


PUBLICATIONS: The St. Petersburg Times, Entertaining Kids, Christian Parenting Today, HomeLife, MTL, Charisma, Radio and Records, Outreach and CCM Magazine, plus others. Author of The Stepfamily Survival Guide, 101 Ways to Find God’s Purpose for Your Life, Five-Star Living on a Two-Star Budget (Jan., 2006), “Instant Messages from God” for teens and kids (March, 2006), and The Christian Adoption Guide (July, 2006).


OTHER MEMBERSHIPS: SPJ, The Authors Guild, NARAS, GMA, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.


Richard Stewart

(Stewart & Associates Communication Arts)

120 S. Lauber Way, Tampa FL 33609



BACKGROUND: Track record of bringing consumer flair to technical and business accounts. 35+ years heavy print experience. Journalism background. Fortune 500 clients. Extensive experience providing support to advertising and PR agency clients, freelance writing for trade magazines and corporate communications.

SPECIALTIES: Business-to-business writing, technical papers, ghost writing, sales and marketing materials, sales training materials, scripted presentations, speeches, employee and customer communications, advertising and media relations, trade magazine articles on plastics/composites and transportation industries. Can provide photography.

PUBLICATIONS: Plastics Engineering, Modern Plastics, High Performance Composites, Composites Technology, Composites International, Product Design & Development, Power Transmission Design, Plant Engineering, Medical Plastics & Biomaterials, Ford DealerWorld, Ford Salesforce, Ford Heavy Truck Salespro, BMW Nucleus, Delphi Chassis Systems Thinking Ahead, Mercedes-Benz Previews, Automotive Interiours International, Roger Williams University & Providence College publications, IBS Business Advantage, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine, Best's Review, Truckers News, Trucking Co., Truck Parts & Service, America's Driving Force, Big Rig Owner, AMBEST Drive, American Ink Maker.

BOOKS: Ford Heavy Duty Trucks: The Next Generation, 1995; The Prince's Islands, Istanbul. A Visitors Guide, 1975


MEMBERSHIP/S: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild


Ann Palumbo

Ph: 727-394-0029

BACKGROUND: Graduate of University of Tampa; studied at New College, Oxford,
United Kingdom. Broad  range of writing skills with a strong background in
SPECIALTIES: Writer/photographer; advertising & marketing, policies &
procedures, fee ordinances, press releases, website content.
PUBLICATIONS: Beach Life, Tampa Bay's Best Magazine, Florida Info Guide, St.
Petersburg Times, Seminole Beacon, Largo Leader,/,,, city and county publications.
*OTHER MEMBERSHIPS:* Women in Business, Volunteer Core Advisory Board, Tampa Bay Bridal Assn., City of Largo Green Team.


Web Site: (coming soon)

: Freelance articles, photos and ad copy have been
featured in Tampa Bay area media since 2004. Shopping and
dining column in the Boca Banner. Associate Editor and Director
of Photography for Pete magazine.

SPECIALTIES: Business and community profiles, and human
interest topics with a positive focus; health, medical, education,
self improvement, art, food, dining, travel, events, entertainment,
leisure, ad and marketing copy.

Print: St. Petersburg Times/Neighborhood Times,
Paradise News, Pete, Boca Banner, Gulf Coast Living,
Tampa Bay’s Best, South Beaches Journal, Charlotte Sun,
Harbor Style, Charlotte Life.
Positive Impact,, Kool Event with Fat Joe,
Habitat for Humanity (photos), Creative Metro.


Kristi Lew

4834 33rd Ave. N

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: (732) 299-8542


BACKGROUND: Former high school science teacher with 10+ years in the genetics laboratory.

PUBLICATIONS: Boys’ Life, Current Health 1, Current Health 2, Weekly Reader Science, Odyssey, KNOW.

BOOKS: Chemical Reactions, Heredity (Chelsea House Publications); Goodbye Gasoline: The Science of Fuel Cells (Coughlan Publishing); Argon, Zinc, Lead, Mercury, Iodine (Rosen Publishing Group), and others.

SPECIALTIES: Educational material for the K-12 market. Author of 20+ science books for children and teachers.

OTHER MEMBERSHIP/S: Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Bay Area Professional Writers Guild


Jeff M. Hardison

1750 N.W. 10th Ave.

Chiefland, FL  32626

Ph. (352) 493-9950

E-mail Address:



BACKGROUND: Florida Press Association awards in categories of investigative reporting, environmental reporting, community service, front-page layout, best of full color, and other awards from other prestigious organizations.  I am working as a reporter (and photographer). Beyond being a reporter, I have been a business writer, copy editor, bureau chief, managing editor, editor, and executive editor.


PUBLICATIONS:  Newspapers owned by Landmark Newspapers, Live Oak Publishing Co.; the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group; the Breeze Corp; Treasure Coast Publishing; Independent Newspapers Inc.; Tampa Bay Newspapers, and others.


MEMBERSHIPS:  Pegasus Writers Stable.


G. Dorothy Sabatini

1701 Pinehurst Rd.,  #3A

Dunedin, FL  34698

Phone: (727) 738-0930




BACKGROUND: Over 10 years wrote a weekly column about Asbury Park, NJ.  Wrote upbeat profiles, places, and events of the area. Published in national and regional magazines.  Self-published an anthology of my 10 years of columns.

Two years college in R.N. program.


SPECIALTIES: Newspaper articles; profiles, event highlights, and business news.  Photography.


PUBLICATIONS: (Newspapers) Ocean Grove Times; Ocean View; Shore View; Coaster.

(Magazine/s) Overdrive Magazine.




Cheryl Wright
P O Box 913
Springvale South  3172 Australia
Ph (613) 9547-9992

 BACKGROUND: Owner and Writer to Writer monthly ezine for writers, Creative Writing Teacher, Award Winning Writer, Freelance Journalist, Ghost Writer, Newsletter Writer/Editor, Brochure Creation, Website Content, Report Writing, Editing/Proofreading/Copywriting, Advertising Copy.

SPECIALTY: Travel Articles, Articles about the Craft of Writing, Editing, Newsletters (corporate and community), Marketing, Street-smart in the publishing world.

PUBLICATIONS: Australian Target Magazine, Freelance Daily, Beginnings, Judas, Romancing the Word, Romancing Australia, Outlook, Poets Journey, Without a Clue, Women on Writing, Fiction Factor, WriteSuccess, Freelancing4Newspapers,  Freelance Daily, Writing Australia, Writer’s Weekly, The Writer’s Room Magazine, Work from Home, Bad Girl’s Press,  Beginnings,  The Grapevine, and Arabella Romances. (This list is by no means complete.)


BOOKS:  Think Outside the Square: Writing Publishable (Short) Stories, I Wanna Win! – Tips for Becoming an Award Winning Writer, Outside the Square Fiction Workshop, A Very Aussie Christmas, Saving Emma. The Write Resources – to be released 2007. Contributor to various anthologies and how-to books.

MEMBERSHIPS: Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, Romance Writers of Australia.


Brittany Jade Blackwell

P.O. 267

Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

S9X 1Y2


Phone (306) 236-4047



BACKGROUND: Numerous non-fiction articles for community weekly publications, regional magazines, and a large daily for several years.  Graduated from journalism school in 2000.  Hundreds of published clips available.


PUBLICATIONS: Kenora Enterprise; Dryden Observer; SOHO Business report.


MEMBERSHIP/S: Canadian Freelance Union.


Clare Gorman

Gorman Communications

4023 Bluff Oak Court

Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Phone (727) 772-7002



BACKGROUND: More than 25 years experience in all facets business writing:

*Generating customer centric proposals for Fortune 500 companies, connecting the proposed solution directly to the client’s vision.

* Developing successful grants for non-profit institutions.

* Writing press releases and feature articles and securing placement in relevant publications.

* Creating print advertisements, brochures, direct mail campaigns, newsletters, presentations, web content and all collateral materials.


SPECIALTIES: IT, Telecommunications, Finance, Travel, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Non-Profit.


PUBLICATIONS: BARRONS, USA Today; The Brooklyn Graphic; American Coin-Op, The JTE Journal; The Hippodrome newsletter; The Kinney Connection newsletter, The MOON Quarterly and The Journal.


MEMBERSHIPS: Association of Proposal Management Professionals, (APMP); TARA (Tampa Area Romance Writers), and Florida’s Writers’ Alliance (FWA).







727- 323-0850





B.A. Journalism Kent State University; editor campus newspaper

Reporter over years for five newspapers, Kent Record-Courier, Akron Beacon Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Des Moines Register and Tampa Tribune



Janis Froelich has written thousands of stories during her career and specializes in interviews, profiles and condensing large amounts of material into compact articles.  Various beats she has covered include fashion, food, TV, local communities and sports. A great love and respect for local history are always displayed in her stories.


Editing/copyediting, features, food, non-profit, memoirs, history, historical preservation, critiquing, press releases, books, brochures, news. 



Having just completed her first book, a nonfiction account of a co-worker's death, "My Life Looking Back at a Murder, A Disparate Story About the 57th PGA Championship at Firestone Country Club," Janis is also learning day-by-day about the publishing world. 


Pete Williams

Safety Harbor, FL



Web sites:,


BACKGROUND: More than 15 years writing about sports, business, and fitness. Former full-time sports writer for USA Today. Regular contributor to Men’s Health, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, and OverTime. Author or co-author of seven books, including the Core Performance fitness series (with Mark Verstegen), Fun is Good (with Mike Veeck), and The Draft: A Year inside the NFL’s Search for Talent. Also have written frequently about the sports memorabilia business, including two books. Background also includes work as a TV anchor and reporter and radio talk show host.


SPECIALTIES: Fitness, sports, sports business, sports memorabilia, and nudist-related travel.

PUBLICATIONS: Men’s Health, USA Today, USA Today Sports Weekly, Street & Smith’s Sports Annuals, Major League Baseball publications, Robb Report, Muscular Development, The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, OverTime.

MEMBERSHIPS: Football Writers Association of America


T.J. Cesarz

7710 Hoffy Circle

Lake Worth, FL 33467

Phone:  (561) 966-4508

Fax:  Same (call me first)

e-mail: ;

website: (to go live November 1, 2005)

BACKGROUND:  Sports marketing professional with 15+ years experience in event management/consulting, corporate sports marketing, and professional baseball.  10+ years as on-camera TV talent/producer/writer, - 150+ sports related shows - and stint as a sports talk radio host, - 1400AM “The Fan” (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami) – have established my reputation in the industry.


SPECIALTY:  Features on all sports, sports business, interviews, athlete/personality profiles, investigative reporting


PUBLICATIONS:  Florida Sports Magazine, Florida Running & Triathlon, Exclusive Sports publications, and numerous sport-related websites including,,, and


Susan Ladika
6401 S. Westshore Blvd., #717
Tampa, FL 33616
Phone/Fax: (813) 805-9768
Susan Ladika

BACKGROUND: Magazine, Newspaper and wire service writer and editor.
PUBLICATIONS: The Wall Street Journal-Europe, The Associated Press, Science, Town & Country, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, TWA Ambassador, The World &I, ArtNews, USA Today, The Miami Herold, The Tampa Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and many others.
MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.

Richard L. Kendall
1201 Cordova Green
Largo, FL 33777
Ph (727) 398-7137
Richard Kendall

BACKGROUND: Travel industry background including airline and travel agencies. Former cruise line PR director.
SPECIALTY: Travel and cruise topics, cuisine, brochures,and press releases.
PUBLICATIONS: Columnist and Tampa Bay bureau chief, Southeast Travel Professional trade journal. Editor, The Pata Pearl (Pacific Asia Travel Chapter Newsletter). Also published in AAA magazine.
MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild.

Jack E. Romig
603 Whippoorwill Lane
Largo, FL 33770
Ph. (727)587-0021
ack Romig

Jack's Web Site

BACKGROUND: USMC, State Criminal Investigator, vice-president Archaeological Institute of America-- Toledo, Ohio chapter, President-- Findlay Art League, Director Fine Art-- Hancock County Fair, award winning painter and potter, newsletter editor, Public Affairs Officer, Coast Guard certified instructor-- seamanship and navigation, Coast Guard initial pollution investigator, Captain-- police Search and Rescue dive team, docent-- Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

SPECIALTY: Archaeology, marine and boating, history, art, travel, history of mystery fiction.
PUBLICATIONS: Cleveland Plain Dealer, St. Petersburg Times, Beach Views, Painesville Telegraph, The Paper, Skin Diver, Now Hear This.
BOOKS: Belly of the Dragon (Fiction)
MEMBERSHIPS: Bay Area Professional Writers Guild, Pinellas Authors and Writers Organization (Board Chairman)

Mary Jo Thomas, Ph.D.
124 Cherry Road Court
Berea, KY 40403
Answering Machine (859) 986-7995
Voice Mail (859) 985-3586
Mary Jo Thomas

BACKGROUND: College writing and literature professor with fourteen years of experience (strict grammarian)
Published writer and journalist. Two years experience as a social worker.
PUBLICATIONS: In the Richmond Register, the Berea Citizen, California Quarterly, Appalachian Heritage, American Poetry Review. (Partial list)
SPECIALTIES: Editing (novels, articles); proofreading, ghostwriting; academic writing and research; resumes; technical writing (in both the sciences and social sciences); reports; animal and environmental writing.
MEMBERSHIP: AAUP, AAUW, MLA, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

David M. Bresnahan
Box 798
Wakefield, NH 03872
Home Phone: (Unlisted)
Office: 603-522-0148
Cell: 801-562-5362

E-mail address to list on your site is

Personal web page is

Award-winning, professional journalist, broadcaster and book author for over 30 years. Investigative journalist, editor, talk show host, station general manager, radio station owner, book author, public relations consultant, and public speaker.

Vast experience over many years covering a broad range of topics.

Public Relations Services:
Press releases with full distribution to any on-line or traditional media. Press kits, web site text, reviews, and feature articles. Radio and television interviews.

Society of Professional Journalists


Robin Jewett Emery
4118 Midway Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565
Phone (813) 754-6984
Cell (813) 763-5047
Robin Jewett Emery

BACKGROUND: Owner Wild Bird Communications: Business Copywriting, Speech writing, Press release, PR, Corporate Communications, Resume, Ad Copy, Voice-overs, Professional Speaker/Trainer, Time Management/ Interview/Image Consulting. B.A. degree: Speech Communications-1985 USF, with Business & English Emphasis. Graduate AWAI- Copywriting.
PUBLICATIONS: Managing Editor of Focus Magazine, Staff writer: Tour De Ville Magazine, Voice-over talent: Vanguard Medical Concepts corporate sales video. Demo tape available upon request.
MEMBERSHIPS: National Speakers Association, Tampa Ski Club


Roy A. Barnes
141 Arp Ave.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
307-634-8047 (phone)

Freelance writer. Employed in the travel agent and airline industries before devoting more serious time to writing, which occurred in August 2004.

Travel, writing tips, writing inspiration, and prose.

Transitions Abroad, Live Life Travel, The Traveler, American-Australian-Travel-Magazine, Horizon Magazine, C/Oasis, Poesia, The First Line, The Busy Freelancer,
Writing for DOLLARS, Writer2Writer, et al.


Tina Gasperson
6906 Thrasher Drive
Tampa FL 33610
Tina Gasperson
Tina's Website

BACKGROUND: Freelance feature writer, columnist, reviewer and reporter. Former staff reporter, editor, columnist for the Open Source Development Network.
SPECIALITY: Hi-tech, politics, open source software, the Internet, spirituality, business, and marriage/family.
PUBLICATIONS:, Business Start-Ups Magazine, Opera Singer, Property Manager Newsletter, The Tampa Bay Business Journal, Decision Magazine, Pet Age,, The Register,, and many other venues.
MEMBERSHIPS: National Christian Counselors Association, Internet Press Guild


Lyn Johnson, MEEd
2824 Saint John Drive
Clearwater, FL 33759
Ph. (727) 726-5521 / FAX (727) 669-8074
Lyn Johnson

BACKGROUND: Teacher for 30 years- Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education, wrote, organized, and presented workshops for teachers of special education. Grant Writing. Writing contest winner two consecutive years.
SPECIALTY: Manuscript ghost writing, Genealogy.
PUBLICATIONS: Wordsmith, Diabetes Forecast, church newsletters and annual reports.
Memberships: BAPWG, Past member,- Tampa Writers Alliance, TWIN.


Sandra Gillhouse
216 Maple St.
Baraboo WI 53913
Phone (608) 424-2415 tty
Fax (608) 356-8016
Sandra Gillhouse

BACKGROUND: Some background in social psychology, disability, and art. Knowledgeable about dachshunds. Published works in various publications covering Adoption, Art, Feng Shui, and other subjects. Raising eight children.
SPECIALTIES: Covering family issues and child rearing, schooling, art, and Feng Shui.
PUBLICATIONS: Signews; House, Home and Garden; Creations Magazine; Adopttalk Newsletter, and others.
MEMBERSHIPS: Parents Association for Downs Syndrome Children, PTA, volunteer with Special Olympics, and former member of Parents Association of Home Schoolers, (WI).


Gary Smith
Postal Address
P.O. Box 2720
Port Alfred
South Africa
Physical Address
21 Muirfield Avenue
Port Alfred 6170 EC
South Africa
Ph/FAX: + 27 (46) 624-2793
Gary Smith
Gary Smith

Gary's Website:

BACKGROUND:Journalism and Academic training; lecturer in English literature, freelance writer and researcher for predominantly online publications.
SPECIALTTY: Academic study guides: art and health issues as well as religious and spiritual topics.
PUBLICATIONS: Various academic study guides: Online work and publications include; Freelance researcher for online company, Knowledge producer at Writer for Live Psychic Online; Medical writer/researcher for CBS.
MEMBERSHIPS: Publishing Association of South Africa (P.A.S.A.), Editor of the South African Writers Network.

Theresa Smith
21 Muirfield Avenue
Port Alfred 6170 EC
South Africa
Ph./FAX + 27 (46) 624-2793
Theresa Smith

BACKGROUND: Journalism and publishing; author of four books on small business; freelance writer and researcher for predominantly online publications.
SPECIALTY: Family, child and health issues, as well as all business related topics.
PUBLICATIONS: Published books: The South African Guide to Working From Home (Struik Publishers), and others: online work and publications include; Writer for Live Psychic Online; researcher for product verticals at Global Sources; writer for Ednoland.
MEMBERSHIPS: Publishing Association of South Africa (P.A.S.A.), South African Writers Network.

Elizabeth Carter
10485 Carrollbrook Circle #121
Tampa, Florida 33618-4107
Phone (813)931-4965
Elizabeth Carter

BACKGROUND: Medica/Health, Social Services issues, freelance news reporter and features, book author, poet and essayist.
PUBLICATIONS: Florida Healthcare News, St. Petersburg Times and others.
MEMBER: National Writers Union.
BOOK: Everything You Need to Know About Human Papilloma Virus, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., NY

ASJA - American Society of Journalists & Authors
NWU - National Writers Union
FMPTA - Florida Motion Picture & Television Association
IFW&TWA - International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association
FFWA - Florida Freelance Writers Association
TWA - Tampa Writers Alliance
FLOWA - Florida Outdoor Writers Association
FWA - Florida Writers Association
PINAWOR - Pinellas Authors & Writers Organization
SPJ - Society of Professional Journalists
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
SWAN - Self-Employed Writers & Artists Network
AES - Audio Engineering Society


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