PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
*Acquired over 400 books, including revised editions, for scholarly, reference, professional, trade, and children’s publishers.
*Negotiated contracts with authors, agents, consultants, freelance writers and editors, artists, and photo researchers.
*Utilized competition research, surveys, focus groups, sales analyses, interviews, and meetings to identify topics and authors; determine bindings, pricing, specs, and print runs; and create marketing plans.
*Helped develop company pub plans for books and electronic products.
*Hired, supervised, or directed freelance or staff writers, editors, picture researchers, consultants, book packagers, and interns.
*Book Publishing Consultant, Louisville, CO 2000-2012. Clients included A.R.E. Publishing, Congressional Quarterly, e-Global Library, Facts on File, Libraries Unlimited, and M.E. Sharpe.
*The Oryx Press, Phoenix, AZ, Vice President, New Product Development 1999-2000; Senior Editor 1997-1999.
*ABC-CLIO, Denver, CO, Senior Acquisitions Editor 1994-1996; Acquisitions Editor (part-time) 1992-1993.
M.A. in Jewish studies, Gratz College, Elkins Park, PA.
M.F.A. in creative writing, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
B.A. in music, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS
*Session on Jewish ethical wills, Boulder Jewish Community Center.
*“Reference Publishing on the Web: Issues and Concerns,” RUSA Bibliography and Reference Advisory Committee, American Library Association convention, Washington, DC.
*Featured speaker, Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators conference, Lander, WY.
*Society of Children’s Book Writers critique group, Loveland, CO.
*“Nonfiction Children’s Books,” Society of Children’s Book Writers workshop, Denver, CO.
*Society of Children’s Book Writers critique group, Westwood, MA.
*Featured speaker, Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, Orleans, MA.
*“Writing and Publishing Science Books for Children,” National Science Teachers Association regional convention, Hartford, CT.
Nonfiction: “How to Write and Publish a Science Book” (Science Activities, 1988); Picture Life of Charles and Diana (Franklin Watts, 1988); The Folk, Country, and Bluegrass Musician’s Catalogue (St. Martin’s Press, 1982); Teacher’s guide for Scott Joplin filmstrip (Spoken Arts, 1978). Novel: The Dubrovnik Massacre (coauthor; Charter, 1981). Poems, stories, and articles in anthologies and literary magazines, including: Bachy, Beatitudes, Black Box, Chance Music, Kansas Quarterly, Partisan Review, Salome, Text-Sound Texts, Wisconsin Review, Poetica, In Stereo, Numinous, Midstream, Jewish Currents, Technology of the Heart, and the Boulder Jewish News. Poetry books: The House (2008), Chance Music: Prose Poems 1974-1982 (2012), and Here I Seek You: Jewish Poems for Shabbat, Holy Days, and Everydays (2016).
www.medievalhebrewpoetry.org, a nonprofit educational web site containing poems, articles, and other information about medieval Hebrew poetry.
Although not my site, www.BoulderJewishNews.org has been generous enough to publish all of the poems in my book Here I Seek You: Jewish Poems for Shabbat, Holy Days, and Everydays.
*Adjunct instructor, University of Denver University College (creative nonfiction and other subjects); Colorado Community Colleges Online, Community College of Aurora, Arapahoe Community College, Hofstra University/Yeshiva High School of Queens, and Brooklyn College (all freshman composition).
*Adult-education instructor on book publishing, Brooklyn College and Kingsborough Community College.
*Volunteer teacher of Jewish creative writing, Boulder Jewish Day School.
*Workshops on Jewish ethical wills, Jewish incantation bowls, and Jewish poetry.
READINGS AND EXHIBITS
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA; Upsala College, Upsala, NJ; Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY; SoHo Books, New York, NY; Three Evenings Between Music and Poetry, organized by Henry Rasof, Studio of Creative Movement, New York, NY, 7/11-7/15, 1975; Louisville Arts Center, Louisville, CO; Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO; Jewish Renewal Community of Boulder, Boulder, CO; Galleria “Il Punto,” Velletri, Italy; West Coast International Sound Poetry Festival, La Mamelle Art Center, San Francisco, CA, 11/18/77; New Sound Poems, with Marianne Wells, La Mamelle Art Center, San Francisco, CA, 8/6/77.