Publications

Other Books, Articles and Stories
*and everything else I’ve ever written

Books

501: The Evolution of the Jean

Brussels: Levi Strauss & Co., 2008

Levi Strauss & Co.

Published by Arcadia Publishing, 2007

The Archive: Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Tokyo: Levi Strauss Japan K.K., 2007.
Photographs by Ichigo Sugawara.

Fired By Ideals: Arequipa Pottery and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Press, 2000 (Co-author)

This Is A Pair Of Levi’s Jeans

San Francisco: Levi Strauss & Co., 1995 (Co-author, editor, photo editor)

Catalina Tile of the Magic Isle

Sausalito, CA: Windgate Press, 1992 (Editor and co-author)

California Tile: The Golden Era

1910-1940, vol. II. Santa Monica: California Heritage Museum, 2004 (Contributor)

Short Stories

“The Wind and the Widow.” Honorable Mention, History Through Fiction Short Story Contest

“Incident at the Circle H.” Finalist, Longhorn Prize for Western Short Stories, Saddlebag Dispatches

“Goldie Hawn at the Good Karma Café.” Second place, The LAURA Short Fiction Contest, Women Writing the West Read Now

Articles

Dude Ranching… in Sonoma County?

Sonoma Valley Sun, May 2021


How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Gave Working Women a Place to Breathe
Nursing Clio, March 2020

Art as a Tonic: Making Pottery and Defeating Tuberculosis at the Arequipa Sanatorium
Nursing Clio, April 2020

Silence from the East.

Roundup, August 2018


Living the Outdoor Life In Fairfax.

Marin County Free Library, January 26, 2018


Jack London: For Love of the Land.

Kenwood Press, April 15, 2016


Women and the White Plague.

We’re History, February 23, 2016


‘Suma-ip’: In Remembrance of Those Before Us. History Lessons from the Chemehuevi Archives.

California Territorial Quarterly, Fall 2014


My Adventures with Denim: Glimpses Into Arizona’s Fashion History from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives.

Journal of Arizona History, Spring 2013


Everyone Wears His Name: How Levi Strauss transformed the worlds of work and play.

Convergence, Fall 2008


True Blue: Why the youthful spirit of Levi’s jeans has never faded.

Arts & Living California, Fall 2008


Bus Stop 101.

BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, February 12, 2008
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Telling Dead Men’s Tales.

BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, April 3, 2007
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Saved By The Blonde.

BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, March 1, 2007
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Copper Rivets in the Silver State: The Little-Known
 Story of How Levi’s Jeans were Born in Nevada.

Nevada Magazine, December 2006


Duncan McDuffie: Businessman and Conservationist.

Biographical article published in a variety of Bay Area newspapers, May 1987


Philip King Brown and the Arequipa Sanatorium.

Pacific Historian, Spring 1985


“Jack London’s (Almost) Arizona Adventure”
The Arequipa Pottery.

Ceramics Monthly, March 1987


The All-Night Museum.

Etude: New Voices in Literary Nonfiction, Spring 2004 (etude.uoregon.edu/spring2004).


The Famous Name Behind Another California 
Sesquicentennial: Levi Strauss.

California Historian, Spring 2004


Imagine – paying $46,532 for pants full of holes!

California Historian, Spring 2002


Everlasting Love.

Sportswear International, November 2001


Black Telephones and Blue Denim: Business Archives 
in California.

California History, Spring 1996 (Co-author)


Life In A Lung Resort.

Mediphors, Spring/Summer 1995


This Novel Employment of Untrained Hands.

California History, Fall 1994


For A Better World, Teach Better History.

San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 1993


Albert Solon: Ceramist with a Sense of Humor,

Parts 1-4. Flash Point, the quarterly journal of the Tile Heritage
Foundation,
October 1990-December 1991


High Living: Recipes From Southern Climes,
Parts I-II

The Californians, January-August 1991


The Legacy of Henry Krier: A Contractor in Contrasts.

Flash Point, July-September, 1989


Fred H. Wilde: His Life and Work,
 Parts 1-4

Flash Point, January 1988–March, 1989


The History of Dude Ranch Memorabilia.

The Dude Ranchers’ Association, Spring 2020


How the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Gave Working Women a Place to Breathe.

Nursing Clio, March 2020


Art As A Tonic: Making Pottery and Defeating Tuberculosis at the Arequipa Sanatorium.

Nursing Clio, April 2020


Where Women Made History: The Arequipa Sanatorium.

National Trust for Historic Preservation – Where Women Made History, Spring 2020