Book Projects

Upcoming Book

I am currently writing a book that has at its basis the history and science of ink. An odd topic, you say? Not when you consider that by making the transmission of information easier, more detailed, more accurate, and more persuasive, ink has made the world what it is today. This book will forever change the way you think about ink.

Ink-related articles:

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard, Pen World

Memory Markers--Tribute to Pen and Ink, Pen World

The Science of Writing, Pen World (August 2012)

Write On: Ballpoint Pen Turns 60, North County Times (November 26, 2005)

At the Center of a Pen Company: An Interview with Kenneth Parkerís PR Man, Pen World (2004)


Contributor To

Science and the Media, Chapter 5: Managing the Trust Portfolio: Science Public Relations and Social Responsibility (2010)

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication, Sage Publications (2009)

Cited In

Explaining Research: Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, by Dennis Meredith (2009)

Taming the Troublesome Board Member, by Katha Kissman (2006)

Writing Alone, Writing Together: A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups, by Judy Reeves (2002)

Nontraditional Careers in Science, by Karen Young Kreeger (1999)

On Your Own: How to Escape the Corporation and Make More Money as an Independent Contractor, by Carol S. Lewis (1994)



Timpani Family Cookbook, A labor of love that celebrates my Italian-American heritage with recipes, photos, and remembrances.


See Samples for articles and reviews relating to the topics of science, medicine, natural history, journalism, public relations, science trade organizations, travel, and the arts.