My Portfolio

I started ghostwriting in 2009 and in that time I have penned hundreds, if not thousands of articles and 15 books. Despite this large body of work, like all of us who've made our living as a ghost, until relatively recently, I had very little to show for it. Six months after Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide was published in 2015, I decided I needed to change that. Below are some of my bylined pieces.
 
  • Wellness Plans Offer Substantial Benefits
    Wellness Plans Offer Substantial Benefits

    My latest for Trends Magazine    ...

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  • These 4 Women Are Addressing Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry Now
    These 4 Women Are Addressing Social Equity In The Cannabis Industry Now

    The number of ancillary businesses in the cannabis industry in the United States is unknown because new ventures form daily. From drones and point-of-sale systems to clean rooms, seed-to-sale technology, dehumidification technology and more, it’s no wonder cannabis is a $24-billion industry in the U.S. However, as with many industries, the cannabis industry is severely...

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  • Angie Franklin and the Afro Yoga Movement
    Angie Franklin and the Afro Yoga Movement

    About a year ago, I took up yoga. Although I’d been curious about it for decades, I hadn’t dared try it for two reasons: I have a version of ataxia, and I feared the standing poses in particular could prove dangerous for me with the seven degenerative discs in my lower back. But my dear...

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  • 3 Sustainable Ways to Combat Covid-19 Stress And Weight Gain
    3 Sustainable Ways to Combat Covid-19 Stress And Weight Gain

    Over the last week, several media outlets in both Canada and the United States have reported some unsurprising news: the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been very kind to our waistlines.  On average, one-third of Canadians gained five or more pounds since this time a year ago when sheltering-in-place began. By contrast, 61 percent of Americans gained...

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  • Women Making Waves on the tech side of the Cannabis Industry
    Women Making Waves on the tech side of the Cannabis Industry

    Forbes Magazine concurs, while women earn 57 percent of undergraduate degrees [in the United States], only 18 percent of them are in technical fields. The numbers are even lower for women of color. Despite efforts to encourage school-aged girls to get involved in STEM and STEAM, there remains a dearth of women in technical careers....

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  • the benefits of black pepper oil
    the benefits of black pepper oil

    When you think about black pepper, you probably think of the seasoning you have sitting in your spice rack, not an essential oil. However, black pepper essential oil has been used for several centuries for its medicinal benefits. Black pepper essential oil has a spicy, woodsy scent and a number of health benefits. Here are some...

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  • The Face of Cannabis: Treating a Disfiguring Bone Disease
    The Face of Cannabis: Treating a Disfiguring Bone Disease

    For a parent, few things are scarier than when their child is diagnosed with a serious illness: the fear, the anxiety, questions that begin with “what if” and “why us?”  For Sean and Janie Maedler, of Rehoboth, Delaware, their nightmare began in 2013, when their daughter, Rylie, was just 7 years old. Her face began...

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  • Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act
    Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act

    Despite the pandemic, the ongoing #JusticeforGeorge protests, casual murders of Black men by police, white supremacists inciting race wars and lynchings in southern California, I continue to preach that one of the most empowering and revolutionary actions we can take is to return to our roots and what we've done for thousands of years: take...

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  • The Unabridged History of CBD (Cannabidiol)
    The Unabridged History of CBD (Cannabidiol)

    If you’re new to hemp-derived CBD—whether as a flower, oil, non-combustible, edible, tincture or cream—given how far it’s come in a relatively short period of time, it may seem like CBD is the greatest thing since sliced bread. In truth, Cannabis Sativa L., a.k.a. Hemp, is neither new nor a fad that, when forgotten, will...

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  • The Supreme Authority of Mss Oregon
    The Supreme Authority of Mss Oregon

    According to census data, Black- or African American-owned businesses in the United States comprise 11.4 percent of the total. Given the fact that Black people comprise a mere 13.4 percent of the population, more or less these two figures jibe with one another. Without looking too deeply, one might assume the percentage of Black-owned  businesses...

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  • CBD for Cats: Exploring New Territory in Animal Health
    CBD for Cats: Exploring New Territory in Animal Health

    Cats are sensitive creatures and can develop a wide range of ailments and maladies. Many of these illnesses and conditions are related to aging, while others arise from poor diet, a lack of exercise, too much stress, and underlying genetic factors. Unfortunately, they don’t always get the level of care they require. “Cats are really...

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  • Are All Essential Oils the Same? How to Determine Quality Essential Oils
    Are All Essential Oils the Same? How to Determine Quality Essential Oils

    At the start of the 21st century, American perception of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries was somewhat favorable. We went to a doctor who listened to our health concerns and suggested ways to help reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, cholesterol and excess weight. Believe it or not, pills weren’t the first line of defense...

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