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About me

Occupation Writer/Editorial Consultant
Introduction I'm an award-winning writer, editor and historian based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I've worked at those endeavors and in non-profit management and development for 30 years. I'm a dynamite proposal writer with a successful track record of raising substantial sums for my clients, and I have researched and written the histories of several local organizations, including Ironworkers Local 8 and the Women's Coalition of Milwaukee. Recently, I served as editor on an inspiring collection called A Celebration of Caregiving: Portraits & Stories. In 1998, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Labor History Society, I wrote a book about women labor union pioneers in Wisconsin, Like Our Sisters Before Us: Women of Wisconsin Labor. Check out my web site at www.Jamakaya.com.
Interests History, Politics, Feminism -- reading extensively in each area
Favorite Movies Reds, Field of Dreams, Casablanca, Last of the Mohicans, Antonia's Line, Ed Wood, The Sixth Sense, A World Apart, Lone Star
Favorite Music Broadway musicals, film scores, bluegrass, trad. American folk
Favorite Books Woman and Nature, No Ordinary Time, The Age of Reason, The March of Folly, anything Austen, almost anything Wharton, biographies of writers