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TALENT Fifteen-and-a-half-year-old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver’s license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan.


You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers, Relieve stress whether you’re a caregiver or not.


  • Owner, editor and writer for Writer Advice, since 10/97
  • Interviewer
  • Book and web site reviewer
  • Information coordinator and guru


  • Writing After Retirement edited by Carol Smallwood and Christine Redman-Waldeyer, “My Niche, My Way.”
  • Small Miracles from Beyond edited by Yitta Halberstam & Judith Leventhal, “Hello, Lynn”
  • Impressions: LPC Anthology 2015 edited by George Cramer, “Center Stage.”
  • “Hidden Love” in True Words Journal
  • “Why I Finally Stopped Shaving at Fifty” in
  • The Sun, “Sugar”– a short personal experience for A Reader Writes
  • Study Sync, www.studysync.–Wrote essay questions, intros, blurbs and other material for classic and contemporary literature
  • Inspire Me Today,
    1. How Can I Find My Path?
    2. Celebrate Your Uniqueness
    3. The Transformative Benefits of Journaling
    4. Finding Inspiration in Shingles
    5. Craziness is in the Eye of the Beholder
  • For the Danville Weekly (sample articles):
  1. Comedy Goes With Chemo
  2. A Welcome Respite
  3. Like To Write? Join a club
  4. Legend Lives On
  5. Artists Strut Their Stuff
  • For Small Press Review:

Reviews of periodicals, literary magazines, and books over 5 years

  • For the Oakland Tribune:

“A Part of History” – first person essay

  • For the Contra Costa Times:
  1. “Absence Makes The Lies Grow Stronger” – first person essay
  2. “A Reflection in the Mirror is Reward Enough” – first person essay

I also lead writing workshops face-to-face and coach writers through Writer Advice’s Manuscript Consultation Service,


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