About Me


Just as other people must breathe to live, I must write.  I have 20 years’ experience as a student journalist, editor, public relations intern, and freelance journalist and writer.  I have written fiction, including two award-winning short stories; news, sports, features, and editorials for newspapers; and poetry.  I cut my teeth as a blogger on the Mormon Apologetics and Discussion Board (“MADB”), and have posted at MADB and its predecessors for over ten years.

I have been published recently on the editorial pages (op-eds)  of The Salt Lake Tribune, The Deseret Morning News, and Tooele, Utah’s, The Tooele Transcript-Bulletin.  I have also published a variety of articles including features and op-eds in the last-named publication in the more distant past.  While I have no posterity (yet!) for which this type of work traditionally is written, I also researched, wrote, edited, and self-published my 335-page autobiography, My Story: Lots of Good, Some Bad, and a Little Ugly in the First 32 Years ([2002] Collierville, Tenn.: Instantpublisher.com).

Other venues in which I have been published include (but are not limited to) Dixie State College’s award-winning student newspaper, The Dixie Sun; The Weber State University Signpost; The Ogden Standard-Examiner; the quarterly publication for members of the Utah Peace Officers Association, The Utah Peace Officer; and the monthly magazine for youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The New Era.

Because I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with honors in 1995 from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, as well as being certified as a paralegal by Tulsa, Oklahoma’s  National Association of Legal Assistants in 2009, much of my writing focuses on legal and law enforcement topics.


Thank you for visiting the site, and happy reading!

2 Responses to About Me

  1. Chip says:

    About truTV. I believe all shows on this channel as well as A&E have some “deceit” about them. On All Worked Up for instance, I have heard, on more than one occasion, “Byron McElderry” refer to himself as Byron McElroy and Bryan McElderry.
    What business anywhere do you not call t cips

    • Chip says:

      * not call the cops when being attacked and/or having your business torn up as in Lizard Lick Towing. I was in Wendell NC a couple months ago. I met some locals at the convenience store. More than one of them told me they were paid $10 aand given a t-shirt to participate in the filmng ofhe show. They let them use property to perfom the repos, acted a fool in the office…. etc..
      WTF is TRU about truTV???

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