June 30, 2014
Staff writer on Cathedral High School's newspaper, THE MEGAPHONE, Senior Year. Staff Writer, THE FRANKLIN, (Franklin College) 1985-87. Internship: Department of Media Relations and Special Projects, Winter Term, 1987, Franklin College. Wrote articles concerning Franklin Colleges activities for release. One, describing a professor and several students future trip to The Soviet Union, was picked up by UPI, appearing in Franklin (the town of) a few other surrounding town's newspapers. Staff Writer for THE SAGAMORE, IUPUI's student newspaper. February of 1990- July of 1992. Contributor, INDY READS, a quarterly newsletter for GILL (The Greater Indianapolis Literacy League, now named INDY READS.) February 1996-July 1998. ALSO: Was a tutor, 1994-97. Proofreader-TRADER.COM, Indianapolis. 1995-2002. Volunteer Work: Tutor with The Greater Indianapolis Literacy League (GILL- Indy Reads' previous name), and reporter for it's newsletter, INDY READS.
Louisa May Alcott, E.B. White, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Erma Bombeck, Doris Kearns Goodwin.
I hope to gain the ability to write a fine novel. I hope to learn how to be a fine short story, or extremely short story writer. My form of poetry is long. (Think of A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS.) so I hope to explore other kinds, learning to excel in them.
Born: July 3, 1964 in Beech Grove. Lived in Princeton, NJ and England. Cathedral High School, Class of 1983. B.A., School of Journalism, Indiana University. Married William J. Beckman, 8/3/1991.