geboren 1966 in Portland, Oregon, USA
lebt in Portland, Oregon, United States
300 NW 8th Ave #306
97209 Portland, Oregon
Experienced, published literary translator and author with the proven storytelling skills, thorough grasp of German culture, and editorial expertise to craft translations that engage readers of English. I value collaboration and mind the details until the work is just right.
Literary Translator: German to English
Literary translations published by AmazonCrossing:
Grave Intent, Alexander Hartung (coming 2016), crime thriller
Terminal, Mike Powelz (2015), mystery/supernatural
Mark of Cain (2014), Marcus Hünnebeck, crime thriller/suspense
Until the Debt is Paid (2014), Alexander Hartung, crime thriller
Alexanderplatz, Berlin (Kindle Single) (2014), Georg Diez, creative non-fiction
Novel translations completed under contract to Sutton Verlag—completed and on submission:
Dunkle Tage (2006), Gunnar Kunz, historical mystery
Westend Blues (2009), Helmut Barz, crime thriller
Die Göring-Verschwörung (2010), Achim Müller Hale, historical espionage/mystery
Invited to 2015 TransLab in New York City for emerging translators of German to English, a collaboration between the German Book Office NY and the Goethe-Institut NY.
Author: Fiction, Nonfiction
Novels published by Skyhorse Publishing imprint Yucca:
Lost Kin: A Novel (coming 2016)
The Other Oregon: A Thriller (2015)
Liberated: A Novel of Germany, 1945 (2014)
Under False Flags: A Novel (2014)
Bestselling nonfiction Kindle Singles Sitting Ducks (2011) and Double-Edged Sword (2012).
Self-published bestselling historical espionage thriller The Losing Role (2010).
Various short stories and creative nonfiction published online and in print. Reached finalist spots in major fiction and screenwriting contests, including Quarterfinalist in 2009 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
Master of Arts in History: Portland State University
4.0 GPA. Awarded Oregon Graduate Laurels Scholarship. Masters thesis nominated for 1996 Western Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award. Winter 1992 to fall 1994.
Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship: Munich, Germany
Grant awarded in conjunction with the Germanistic Society of America. Attended the University of Munich, researched and wrote MA thesis on early US occupation of Bavaria in 1945. Summer 1993 to summer 1994.
Bachelor of Arts in History, German: University of Oregon
3.7 GPA, Magna Cum Laude. Attended Intensive Language Study Exchange Program in Tübingen, Germany. Honors include Phi Beta Kappa Society, Dean's List for academic excellence. Fall 1986 to spring 1989.
Freelance Writer, Editor
Created marketing, advertising and PR material such as brochures, press kits, web content, consumer info, and success stories. Nonfiction ghostwriter for crime expert. Contributed to print and electronic publications. Fall 1994 to summer 2003; summer 2009 to spring 2012.
English and German Language Instructor: Berlitz
Taught small groups and individuals using supportive, speech-based immersion method that demanded keen interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity. Winter 2008 to Summer 2010.
Copywriter, Editor: Alling Henning Associates
Conceived, wrote and edited marketing, advertising and PR copy. Edited fiction for annual creative writing publication. Vancouver, WA. Winter 2000 to spring 2001.
Editorial Assistant, Reporter: The Associated Press
Wrote, edited and researched breaking news and feature stories. Managed news traffic, conducted member relations. Portland, OR. Spring 1998 to fall 1999.