Writing Credits

FEATURE ARTICLES

  1. ‘Musket vs. the Red Baron’

Bark Magazine, Sept. 2009

  1. ‘Anchors A-woof!’

Bark Magazine, Nov. 2009

  1. ‘Musket: Where no Guide Dog has Gone Before’

Dog Fancy, Nov. 2009

North Shore Animal League Best Story Award, Nov. 2009

  1. ‘Little Lady on the Big Screen’

Classic Images Magazine, January 2010

  1. ‘Guide Dogs for the Mind’ (four-part series)

Bark Magazine, Jan. – April 2010

  1. ‘Some Dogs are from Heaven’

San Diego Pets, May – June 2010

  1. ‘Flying Blind’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, April 2010

  1. ‘Griff and the Angel’

Flight Journal Magazine, Oct. 2010

  1. ‘Striking Gold – Finding Jimmy Stewart’s Lost DFC Medals’

Distinguished Flying Cross News, Sept. 2010

  1. ‘A Tale of Two Rippers’

The Hook, February 2011

  1. ‘The Unlucky Seventh Mission’

Sidebar: ‘When is a ‘G’ not a ‘G?’

Flight Journal Magazine, April 2011

  1. ‘Date with a Doll: the last D-Day C-53 Keeps the Tradition Alive’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, April 2011

  1. ‘King of the World – My Ride in EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress’

Commemorative Air Force Air Group One Scuttlebutt, May – June 2011

  1. ‘Spirits in the Sky’

Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Bulletin, May 2011

CAF National Dispatch, Aug. 2011

 

  1. ‘Sentimental Memorial Day Journey’

Distinguished Flying Cross News July 2011

CAF Arizona Wing News, August 2011

 

  1. ‘Warbirds Fly Again – 2011 Wings over Gillespie Airshow’

Pacific Flyer, July 2011

 

  1. ‘The Perfect Fortress – Restoring a 1943 B-17F’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, October 2011

 

  1. ‘Remembering John Finn’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, December 2011

 

  1. ‘Zen and the Art of Tail-Wagging’

San Diego Pets, December 2011

 

  1. ‘The Tale Wagging the Dog’

San Diego Pets, February 2012

 

21, ‘Stings for America’s Wings – Aircraft Armament in World War II’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, February 2012

 

  1. ‘Heroes in Hell – What Really Happened at Ploesti’

Cover Story – Aviation History Magazine, March 2012

 

  1. ‘A Woof’n Rose by Any Other Name…’

San Diego Pets, April 2012

 

  1. ‘A Day in Their Lives – B-17 Crewmen Over Germany’

Cover Story – Flight Journal Magazine, April 2012

 

  1. ‘Pet Day on the Bay’

San Diego Pets, May 2012

 

  1. ‘The Raid Remembered – The Doolittle Mission 70 Years Later’

Distinguished Flying Cross News, May 2012

 

  1. ‘East County Skies Once Again Roar with the Sound of Freedom’

Santee Magazine, Spring 2012

 

  1. ‘A Date with Sassy – A Ride in AG-1’s SNJ-5’

CAF Air Group One Scuttlebutt, June 2012

 

  1. ‘Maid in the Shade – A Combat B-25 Returns to the Sky’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, October 2012

 

  1. ‘A Marine’s Best Friend’

Cover Story – San Diego Pets, November 2012

 

  1. ‘Drowned Eagles – The Disastrous 1927 Dole Air Derby’

Vintage Airplanes Magazine, January 2013

 

  1. ‘Mitchells in the Med – The Big-gun B-25 in Combat’

Flight Journal Magazine, April 2013

 

  1. ‘Close Encounters of the Best Kind – The Helen Woodward Pet Encounter’

San Diego Pets, February 2013

 

  1. ‘AVIATORS: The American Kamikaze’

Aviation History Magazine May 2013

 

  1. ‘Shelter to Soldier – Saving Lives, Two at a Time

San Diego Pets, May 2013

 

  1. ‘Flying on Film with “Wild Bill” – The Aviation Films of William A. Wellman’

Films of the Golden Age Quarterly Magazine Spring 2013

 

  1. ‘From the Moon to Musket’

The Paper, Vol. 43, No. 19, May 9, 2013

 

  1. ‘The Luftwaffe’s Wooden Wonder – The He-162 Volksjäger Story’

                        Aviation History Magazine, July 2013

 

  1. ‘Flying on Film – A Book Release’

Vintage Airplanes Magazine, July-August 2013

 

  1. ‘Coast to Coast – The 84-day Odyssey of Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz’

Vintage Airplanes Magazine, Pt. 1 Sept-Oct. 2013, Pt. 2 Nov-Dec. 2013

 

  1. ‘Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber – The Saga of a Combat C-47’

Warbird Digest, September/October 2013

 

  1. ‘Hollywood Flies to San Diego’

The Paper, Vol. 43 No. 36 September 5, 2013

 

  1. ‘Definition of a Hero – Remembering Captain W. S. ‘Griff’ Griffin, USN’

Distinguished Flying Cross News, October 2013

 

  1. ‘Operation Griffin’

The Paper, Vol. 43, No. 38, September 19, 2013

 

  1. ‘Dogs on Deployment’

San Diego Pets, December 2013

 

  1. ‘A Rare Razorback Returns’

Cover Story – Warbird Digest May 2014

 

  1. ‘Making an MGM Classic – Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Films of the Golden Age Quarterly, Summer 2014

 

  1. ‘From Fords to Fighters – WWII Aircraft Production

10th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Program

 

  1. ‘Time Travel with Witchcraft’

The Paper, Vol. 44, No. 17, April 24, 2014

 

  1. ‘Snoopy’s Doghouse’ The History of the Sopwith Camel’

Cover Story – National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Journal, Summer 2014

 

  1. ‘Planes of Fame’s New Swiss Miss – The Pilatus P-2’

Warbird Digest, August 2014

 

  1. ‘Behind the Brownings – Bomber Gunners in Combat’

Cover Story – Flight Journal Magazine October 2014

 

  1. ‘The Mitchells of MGM’

EAA Warbirds Magazine, October 2014

 

  1. ‘The Marines’ Lost Squadron – The 1944 Flintlock Disaster’

Cover Story – Aviation History Magazine, January 2015

 

  1. ‘The Lady in the Tomcat’

Distinguished Flying Cross News, Spring 2015

 

  1. ‘From Normandy to Iwo Jima to Berlin’

The Flying Career of Commander Gene Elmore.

Flight Journal – July 2015

 

  1. ‘Doomed Titan: USS Shenandoah

Vintage Airplanes Magazine, Sept. 2015

 

PENDING ARTICLES

 

  1. ‘Michigan Masterpieces – The WWI Planes of Jason Petroelje’

Vintage Airplanes Magazine (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it – the Flight of Douglas “Wrong-Way” Corrigan’

Vintage Airplanes Magazine (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘The Lost Children of 1940 – The Sinking of the SS City of Benares’

World War II History Magazine (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘Dive Bombing Mustang – Collings Foundation’s A-36 Apache’

Warbird Digest (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘Sinking the Bismarck Myth’

World War II History Magazine (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘Visions of Battleship Row – Veterans Remember December 7, 1941’

World War II History Magazine (Date pending)

 

  1. ‘Warthog Wild – The A-10 Thunderbolt II Story’

Flight Journal (Date Pending)

 

  1. ‘In the Shadow of Mercury – The X-15’

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Journal (Date Pending)

 

  1. ‘The Miracle of Project Gemini’

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Journal (Date Pending)

 

  1. ‘In Defense of the Book – An Essay’

Collier’s Magazine (Date Pending)

 

  1. ‘Electronic Alzheimer’s –

The De-evolution of Modern Man’

Collier’s Magazine (Date Pending)

 

 

 

COLUMNS AND SERIES

 

‘The Tale Wagging the Dog’

San Diego Pets Magazine, 2011 – March 2014

  1. ‘Zen and the Art of Tail-Wagging’ Dec. 2011
  2. ‘The Tale Wagging the Dog’ Jan. 2012
  3. ‘A Woof’n Rose By Any Other Name’ April 2012
  4. ‘Pet Day on the Bay’ May 2012
  5. ‘What Are Cats Thinking?’ July 2012
  6. ‘The Sound of Sizzling’ Aug. 2012
  7. ‘Couch Tater Tot’ Sept. 2012
  8. ‘Black Cats and Seven-toed Dogs – Animal Superstitions’ Oct. 2012
  9. ‘A Dropped Food Cornucopia’ Nov. 2012
  10. ‘The South Bark Experience’ Dec. 2012
  11. ‘If You Love Something Set It Free’ Feb. 2013
  12. ‘Letting the Cat Out of the Bag – Animal Idioms’ March 2013
  13. ‘Treats and Thermometers – A Visit to the Vet’ April 2013
  14. ‘The French Fry Protection Racket’ May 2013
  15. ‘Where to Get a Good DCRCTC’ June 2013
  16. ‘On the Road With Rover’ July 2013
  17. ‘My Golden Snitch’ August 2013
  18. ‘Brownie Finds a Home’ September 2013

Reprinted in Four Legs and a Tail, Winter 2014

  1. ‘What Am I Going To Do With You?’ October 2013
  2. ‘In My Next Life…’ November 2013
  3. ‘Dear Santa…’ December 2013
  4. ‘Pets Need Safehouses, Too’ February 2014
  5. ‘His Furry Majesty’ March 2014

 

 

‘Top Ten WWII Aircraft’ Series

EAA Warbirds Magazine

  1. ‘10 – Supermarine Spitfire’ June 2013
  2. ‘9 – Consolidated PBY Catalina’ July 2013
  3. ‘8 – Lockheed P-38 Lightning’ September 2013
  4. ‘7 – North American B-25 Mitchell’ October 2013
  5. ‘6 – Boeing B-17 Fortress’ December 2013
  6. ‘5 – Consolidated B-24 Liberator’ February 2014
  7. ‘4 – Grumman F6F Hellcat’ March 2014
  8. ‘3 – Republic P-47 Thunderbolt’ April 2014
  9. ‘2 – Douglas SBD Dauntless’ June 2014
  10. ‘1 – Douglas C-47 Skytrain’ July 2014
  11. ‘Wild Card! The North American P-51 Mustang’ September 2014
  12. ‘The Readers Respond’ October 2014

 

‘WINGSPAN – The World of Warbirds’

EAA Warbirds Magazine

December 2014 – Present

  1. ‘Shrink-Wrapped Superfortress’ December 2014
  2. ‘The Warbird Experience’ February 2015
  3. ‘When Hollywood Bombed Pearl Harbor’ March 2015
  4. ‘The Rise and Fall of the Zero’ June 2015
  5. ‘Before the Wildcat’ August 2015
  6. ‘The Grandpappy of the Bomber’ September 2015
  7. ‘The Wings of Wings’ – Pending
  8. ‘Billy Mitchell’s Big Mistake – The Barling Bomber – Pending]
  9. ‘Six Turning and Four Burning – The B-36’ – Pending
  10. ‘Dive Bombing Mustang – The A-36’ – Pending
  11. The Battle of Britain’s Air Force’ – Pending
  12. ‘The Flying Leathernecks Air Museum’ – Pending
  13. ‘The Luftwaffe’s Secret Oddities’ – Pending

 

ESSAYS

  1. ‘In Defense of the Book’
  2. ‘Electronic Alzheimer’s’
  3. ‘The Lesser of Two Evils – The Modern American Election’
  4. ‘Celebrity is as Celebrity Doesn’t’
  5. ‘The Bulletproof Shield of Anonymity’

 

 

 

WRITING AWARDS

BOOKS

‘Confessions of a Guide Dog’

2012 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention

2014 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival Honorable Mention

 

‘Flying on Film’

2014 Hollywood Book Festival

 

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

 

‘Musket: Where no Guide Dog has Gone Before’

Dog Fancy Magazine,

North Shore Animal League Best Story Award, Nov. 2009

 

‘Guide Dogs for the Mind’

Bark Magazine, 2010 Most-Read Article Ever

 

‘In Defense of the Book’ – An Essay

Most Highly Recommended Award

2011 Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest