India with pickaxe, 1979, age 12

The Dinosaur’s Daughter

I am currently seeking a literary agent for this complete 88,000-word coming-of-age memoir as an unparented teenager who digs up a dinosaur on a friend’s Colorado ranch. The fossilized bones are both a possible museum display and ticket to the profession of paleontology, but I wanted family and financial stability, too.

The Selected Poems of Nancy Wood

I have selected about 70 poems and written an introduction as trustee of my mother’s literary trust. Nancy’s eight poetry books sold more than 100,000 copies in the USA and nearly that in Japan. I am currently seeking a publisher for this work.

Social Media and Websites

Denver Allosaurus page on Facebook

Developed six websites using WordPress and produce Facebook pages for the allosaurus and for me as a naturalist, attracting high engagement. Earlier in my career I managed development of a popular astronomy website, Sky & Telescope.

Digital Publications

NAMTA Artists and Art Materials market summary 2015

Produced 15 industry studies published by F&W Media, Interweave Press, and  trade associations. As the president of Hart Business Research I conducted surveys and interviews, analysed data, wrote reports, and subcontracted editors and graphic designers. Developed publication launch plans that included events, social media, web pages, e-newsletters, and print mail. Studies consisted of professionally-designed and edited market summaries, consumer and retailer survey reports, e-news articles, and web pages.

  • NAMTA Artists & Art Materials Study 2015, 2012, 2009; International Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA)
  • The State of Specialty NeedleArts 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2005; The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)
  • Sewing in America 2016, 2006; F+W Media
  • Scrubs Market Study 2014, Uniform Retailers Association
  • Interweave Creative Markets 2011, Interweave Press
  • Craft Artists, Income, and the U.S. Economy 2011, Craft Artist Development Association
  • The Stamp Collector Survey 2007, American Philatelic Society
  • The State of Beading in the USA 2004, Interweave Press
  • Two articles in Yarn Market News magazine
  • Seven articles and series of 25 market insights for NAMTA e-News, 2009–2013
  • Series of 25 market insights for TNNA e-News, 2016

Public speaking

  • Dinosaur Ridge Girl Scouts Day presenter, 350 attendees, 2018
  • NPR affiliate podcast The Girl Who Dug up Dinosaurs, 2016
  • Elementary school science speaker on finding a dinosaur, ongoing
  • Keynote speaker and innovation awards presenter at national trade shows
    • International Art Materials Association, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
    • The National NeedleArts Association 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003
  • Colorado University Boulder, guest lecturer in market size analysis, 2015
  • Boston University School of Management, guest lecturer in marketing, 2000, 2001
  • Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston astronomy events for schoolchildren 2000–2002
  • Fountain Valley School commencement speaker, 1997