Cool Season Gardener: Extend the Harvest, Plan Ahead, and Grow Vegetables Year Round Gardeners in cool, maritime climates can grow delicious, nutritious food all year, and my new book Cool Season Gardener (Skipstone, 2013) offers hundreds of tips for great year-round growing....Read More
Seattle and the Puget Sound region offer amazing scenery, and there is no better way to see the awe-inspiring mountains, dramatic shorelines, vibrant urban scenes and tranquil fields than by bicycle. This guidebook points you to the 50 best bike routes in the region, from Olympia to the San Juans, with most tours located close to Seattle.Read More
I am a Seattle author, editor and freelance writer.
I’ve written two gardening books, a bicycling guidebook (now in its 2nd edition), a business-leader’s profile and numerous articles for periodicals and web publications. I’m also a veteran book, magazine and web editor, and perform writing and editing duties for corporate clients. I’ve been working in these fields in Seattle since 1985.
I also teach editing in the University of Washington’s Certificate in Editing program, and give regular presentations and workshops on gardening, bicycling and writing topics.
I’m a ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club, the “Get the Book to the Printer Guy” (aka managing editor) for 826 Seattle, and a Master Gardener for King County, Washington. I volunteer for a number of greening organizations, including Seattle Tilth, P-Patch and Plant Amnesty.
In January 2014 I was honored with the Sustainable Hero award from Sustainable Seattle, primarily for my work in 2013 on the Solarize Seattle: Northwest campaign, but they were kind enough to mention my biking and gardening books and other work that I’ve done for nonprofit organizations.
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Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans (Mountaineers Books, 2nd edition, 2014)
Edible Heirlooms: Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden (Skipstone, 2009)
The Seattle Times
Edible Seattle magazine
PCC Sound Consumer
Seattle Met magazine
Group Health Cooperative
King County Medical Society
The Neibart Group
Premera Blue Cross
Here are a few of my articles that are available online. Hope you enjoy them!
Seattle’s Food Action Plan — PCC Sound Consumer
Cycle to adventure on five big bridges — The Seattle Times
Question for urban farmers: to bee? — PCC Sound Consumer
Taken with tea: Richard Sakuma sprouts an alternative Northwest crop — PCC Sound Consumer
Plan now for a bike tour of the Oregon coast — Seattle Times
Bike to work: how to survive Seattle’s hills — Crosscut
Are you a writer or editor? If so, I hope you’ll find these resources useful.
Poynter, a school for quality journalism
Resources for Writers from the King County Library System
Richard Hugo House, a Seattle literary community
Yahoo Style Guide for online editing