Portfolio

 

Recent Publishing, Editing and Public Speaking Engagements

    • True West, Senior Editor: Manager of editorial, photography and art for five departments: “Western Books,” “Unsung,” “True Western Towns,” “Renegade Roads,” and “Special Travel, History, Art and Sales Feature,” Sept. 2013-Present.
    • Author and Managing Editor, At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years, Introduction by Governor Bruce Babbitt, Preface by Jim Lundy, Foreword by Marilyn Szabo, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Courier Graphics, Phoenix, Ariz., December, 2014.
    • Guest Speaker, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas,” Event: Arizona Storytellers: Wintertime Tales, Arizona Biltmore Resort, Host: Republic Media, December 22, 2014.
    • Panelist, “Publishers and Editors,” Western Writers of America Convention, Sacramento, California, June 2014.
    • Panelist, “The Present and Future of Western Books,” Arizona History Convention, April 2014.
    • “The State of the Western Book: A View from True West in 2013,” Guest Speaker, Scottsdale Westerner’s Corral, Guidon Books, Scottsdale, Arizona, October 2013.
    • True West “Western Books” department, editor and contributor, April-Sept. 2013
    • “All Aboard! Punch Your Ticket for a Wild West Railroad Adventure,” True West, August 2013.
    • “To Hi Lo Country and Back with Max Evans, Ranch & Reata Magazine, October/November, 2013.
    • “Western Nebraska Travel Adventure,” American Cowboy magazine, April 2013.
    • “At Home with Max Evans, A Q&A,” American Cowboy magazine, April 2013.
    • “Remembering Harry “Dobe” Carey, Jr.,” True West magazine, April 2013
    • “America’s Wilderness Shangri-La: The Grand Teton and Yellowstone Park Tour,” scheduled travel feature for True West magazine, April 2013.
    • “The Chiricahua Apache: The Lost Tribe of Arizona,” Military History Lecture Series, Kirkwood Community College, Dec. 6, 2012.
    • “Where Conversations on Immigration Begin, End: A Review of Jeff Biggers’State Out of the Union,” Writers’ Group, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Oct. 21, 2012, 7A.
    • “Don’t Let Downtown Bison Return to Mists of History,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sept. 30, 2012, 7A.
    • “A Western View of the Media’s No. 1 Show, Sheriff Joe Arpaio,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 13, 2012, 5A.
    • “This Land is Our Land: Red, White and Blue,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, August 3, 2012, p. 7A.
    • “Ranching and Cowboying: An Arizona History,” 100 Years, 100 Ranchers, An Arizona Centennial Project, by Scott Baxter, photographer, Preface by Jay Dusard; Introduction by James Burns; Phoenix, Ariz: Prisma Graphics, May 2012.
    • “Volunteering is at the Foundation of a Great Nation, Community,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, May 28, 2012, p. 7A.
    • Moderator of “Junior Bonner: The Making of an American Classic in the Summer of 1971,” with panelists Jeb Rosebrook, “Junior Bonner” screenwriter; Marshall Terrill, Steve McQueen biographer; William Pierce, “Junior Bonner” locations manager; Arizona Centennial Conference, Phoenix Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, April 21, 2012.
    • Writer and Guest on “Arizona Centennial Stories,” hosted by Keith Woods, KKNT-960, January-April 2012, including show’s on John Ford’s Arizona; the film industry’s effect on Arizona’s image internationally and how to visit Arizona’s movie locations; the history of The Orme School and Summer Camp; the 40th Anniversary of “Junior Bonner,” with screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook.
    • “The 5 I’s: How Iowa Can Lead U.S. Back to Prosperity,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, March 14, 2012, p. 9A.
    • “A Big Valentine for the Baby State’s 100th Anniversary,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Feb. 19, 2012, p. 5A.
    • Guest on Karie and Chuck Show, KTAR-92.3 FM, Phoenix, 02/09/12, 02/13/12. Discussed growth of Arizona in 20th century and most interesting architecture in the state.
    • “Boot Stompin’, Guitar Pickin’, and Soul Searchin’ Western Roadhouse Country Blues,” Music: The Year In Review, True West Magazine Extra, March 2012, vol. 62, p.49.
    • “The Survivors: Three Arizona Ranches Still Going Strong After 100 Years,” with photography by Scott Baxter from his Arizona Centennial Project: 100 Years/100 Ranchers, True West Magazine, February 2012, vol. 62,
    • Arizona Highways: Centennial edition, February 2012, researcher and caption author for historic photo essay.
    • “The 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor,” Military History Lecture Series, Kirkwood Community College, Dec. 8, 2011.
    • “Viva Outlaw Women! Miranda Lambert,” True West Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2011, vol. 62.
    • “Looking West for Success and Failure,” Writers Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, 16 October 2011, p. 7A.
    • “Quickly Adjusting to a New Life in Iowa City,” Writers’ Group Column, Iowa City Press-Citizen, 3 October 2011, p. 11A.
    • “Viva Outlaw Women!,” Gretchen Wilson” True West Magazine, August 2011, vol. 61, p. 57.
    • “Viva Outlaw Women! Olivia Wilde,” True West Magazine, August 2011, vol. 60, p. 57.
    • Column: “Viva Outlaw Women! Penelope Cruz,” True West Magazine, August 2011, vol. 59, p. 54.
    • Cover Story: “Viva Outlaw Women! Western Cinema Loves a Pistol Packin’ Mama.” True West Magazine, July 2011, vol., 58, pp. 34-43.
    • “Play Ball! Professional Baseball in Yuma, 1909-1956,” Session 6C: Sports, Culture, and Tourism, Arizona Historical 52nd Annual Convention, Yuma, Ariz., April 30, 2011.
    • “Tell Em Junior Sent You: Junior Bonner: Family, Rodeo and the Western Hero, Keynote Panelist, Symposium, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2010.
    • “Chasing the Rainbow Rider: A Personal Reminiscence of Casey Tibbs, America’s Most Beloved Cowboy, True West, Sept. 2010, vol. 57, pp. 36-39.
    • Copy-editor of Marshall Terrill’s Steve McQueen biography, Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2010).

Articles

  • “Barry Goldwater-Photographer of the Southwest,” Camera & Darkroom Magazine, December 1993.
  • “The Old Black Canyon Highway,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Arizona Highways, August 1994.
  • “Mileposts,” various issues, Arizona Highways, 1993 – 2000.
  • “Arizona’s Grand Old Game,” The Diamondback Quarterly, Summer 1996.
  • “Normals to Bulldogs to Sun Devils,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Harnett’s Sports Arizona, Sept/Oct. 1996.
  • “The Spring of ’47,” The Diamondback Quarterly, Fall 1996.
  • “Baseball: A Southwest Tradition, The Diamondback Quarterly, Winter 1996.
  • “Arizona: A Little Bit of Everywhere,” Arizona Highways, Dec. 1996.
  • “The Original Cactus League,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Harnett’s Sports Arizona, Feb./Mar. 1997.
  • “Madison Square Garden,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Harnett’s Sports Arizona, April/May 1997.
  • “Arizona’s Celluloid Cowboys,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Arizona Highways, July 1997.
  • “In Search of the Mormon Battalion,” Arizona Highways, August 1997.
  • “The Voice of the Phoenix Suns: Al McCoy,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Harnett’s Sports Arizona, Sept./Oct. 1997.
  • “July 4, 1848 to July 4, 1998: A Sesquicentennial Arizona Will Never Forget,” Arizona Highways, July 1998.
  • “Trek from Ancient Coral Sand Dunes to a Riparian Shangri-La East of Parker,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Arizona Highways, January 1999.
  • “Aquatic Varmints Beware Arizona’s Most Rapacious Reptile: The Garter Snake,” Arizona Highways, May 1999.
  • “The Sedona, Jerome, Prescott Triad Offers Fun, Food, and Old-West Style Outings,” Arizona Highways, June 1999.
  • “John Ford’s Monument Valley,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Arizona Highways, July 1999.
  • “100 Years in Pictures: A Lookout 20th Century Life in the Valley of the Sun,” Special Collector’s Edition, Phoenix Magazine, December 1999.
  • “An Eagle Welcomes Drivers to Price Canyon Along the Dirt Road to Erickson Peak,” Arizona Highways, September 2000.
  • “Baseball in the Arizona Territory: 1863-1912,” Sharlot Hall history article website, Prescott, Ariz., October 2008.
  • “Chasing the Rainbow Rider: A Personal Reminiscence of Casey Tibbs, America’s Most Beloved Cowboy, True West, September 2010, vol. 57, pp. 36-39.

Books

  • Arizona Traveler, with Edward H. Hungate, Arizona Highways Books: Phoenix, Ariz., 1999, 2000, 2001.

Magazines/Tabloids

  • Editor, The Orme School Bulletin, annual report, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Editor, The William and Mary Alumni Magazine, Fall 2000 to Summer 2002.
  • Editor, W&M Magazine, 2000, final issue.
  • Editor, The William and Mary Alumni Gazeteer, 2000, final issue.

Edited/Published Books

  • Copy-editor, Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool (Dalton Watson Fine Books, 2010).
  • The Building of a School: The History of The Orme School, by Charles H. Orme, Jr., with Beth Deveny, et. al, Phoenix, Ariz.: The Orme School, 2008.

Unpublished Manuscripts

  • Rosebrook, Jeb Stuart, “Diamonds in the Desert: Professional Baseball in Arizona and the Desert Southwest, 1915-1958.” Ph.D. diss., Arizona State University, 1999.
  • Rosebrook, Jeb Stuart “The Black Canyon Highway: Highway to History, 1863-1958.” Master’s thesis, Arizona State University, 1994.

Chapters in Books

  • “John Ford’s Monument Valley,” with Jeb J. Rosebrook, Travelers’ Tales: American Southwest, edited by Sean O’Reilly and James O’Reilly, San Francisco: Travelers’ Tales, 2001.
  • “Baseball in the Arizona Territory: 1863-1912,” Mining Towns to Major Leagues: A History of Arizona Baseball. Cleveland, Ohio: The Society for American Baseball Research, 1999.
  • “The Arizona State League of 1929,” Mining Towns to Major Leagues: A History of Arizona Baseball. Cleveland, Ohio: The Society for American Baseball Research, 1999.
  • “Integration and the Early Years of Spring Training in Arizona,” Mining Towns to Major Leagues: A History of Arizona Baseball. Cleveland, Ohio: The Society for American Baseball Research, 1999.
  • “A Life Well Lived,” The Building of a School: The History of The Orme School, by Charles H. Orme, Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.: The Orme School, 2008.

Book Reviews

  • Reviewed Arizona: A History by Thomas E. Sheridan, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995) for The Western Historical Quarterly, Winter 1996.

Research Editor – Books

  • Arizona: The Beauty of it All, by Sam Negri, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1996.
  • Days of Destiny, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1996.
  • We Call it ‘Preskit’: A Guide to Prescott and Central Arizona High Country, by Jack L. August, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1996.
  • The Law of the Gun, by Marshall Trimble, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1997.
  • Manhunts & Massacres, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1997.
  • The Scenic Byways: Twenty-Two Family Tours Based on Official Scenic Drives, by Paula Searcy, Travel Arizona Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1997.
  • They Left Their Mark: Heroes and Rogues of Arizona History, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz: Arizona Highways, 1997.
  • San Xavier: The Spirit Endures, by Kathleen Walker, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1998.
  • Tombstone Chronicles: Tough Folks, Wild Times, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1998.
  • Travel Arizona II: A Guide to the Best Tours and Sites, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1998.
  • Grand Canyon Stories: Then & Now, by Leo W. Banks and Craig Childs, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1999.
  • Grand Canyon: Time Below the Rim, by Craig Childs, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1999.
  • Into the Unknown: Adventure on the Spanish Colonial Frontier, by Susan Hazen Hammond, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1999.
  • Stalwart Women: Frontier Stories of Indomitable Spirit, by Leo W. Banks, Wild West Series, Phoenix, Ariz., Arizona Highways, 1999.

Research Editor – Special Issue Magazines

  • “Arizona Highways Statewide Travel Guide,” Superbowl XXX Visitors Guide, Phoenix Magazine, Phoenix, Ariz., January 1996.

Managing Editor – Special Issue Magazines

  • Warren Miller’s Snoworld, Winter 2000.

Photo Research – Books

  • Mining Towns to Major Leagues: A History of Arizona Baseball. Cleveland, Ohio: The Society for American Baseball Research, 1999.
  • Cinema Southwest: An Illustrated Guide to the Movies and Their Locations, by John A. Murray, Northland Publishing, 2000.
  • The Building of a School: The History of The Orme School, by Charles H. Orme, Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.: The Orme School, 2008.

Photo Research—Magazines

  • Arizona Highways Magazine, Summer 1993—Winter 2000: Historical Photography, Ephemera, Maps, Art, and Historical Materials for Illustration.
  • Special photo essays:

“The Selling of Geronimo,” cover story, August 1995.
“Arizona’s Celluloid Cowboys,” cover story, July 1997.
“Frank Luke: Balloon Buster,” cover story, February 1998.
“John Ford’s Monument Valley,” cover story, July 1999.
“Gene Autry in Arizona, December 1999.
“100 Years in Pictures: A Lookout 20th Century Life in the Valley of the Sun,” by Jeb Stuart Rosebrook, cover story, Special Collector’s Edition, Phoenix Magazine, December 1999.

  • Photo Editor, “Uncle Chick, Me and the Christmas Tree,” True West, Nov/Dec., 2009, vol. 56, pp., 28-31.

Television and Film Production

  • Currently partner with Jeb Rosebrook as producer of film and television production.
  • Assistant Props, “Shattered Spirits,” Greenwald/Sheen Productions, NBC, July 1985.
  • Assistant Props, “Liberty,” Greenwald Productions, NBC, Oct/Nov. 1985.
  • Assistant Props, “Convicted,” Larry Thompson Productions, NBC, March 1986.
  • Production Assistant, News Division, 11 AM, 5, and 6 PM News, KTVK-TV3, ABC Affiliate, Phoenix, Ariz., July-September 1986.
  • Assignment Editor, News Division, Early Morning and Advanced Planning, Assistant to Managing Assignment Editor, KTVK-TV3, ABC Affiliate, Phoenix, Ariz., October 1986-December 1988.
  • Field Producer, Elections, Arizona USA, News Division, KTVK-TV3, ABC Affiliate, Phoenix, Ariz., July 1986-December 1988.
  • Special Projects Producer, “Arizona: WWII and the Homefront,” with Heidi Foglesong, Anchor, Oct./Nov., 1988.
  • Freelance Sports Statistician, Spring Training and Equestrian Events, February-March 1989.
  • Production Assistant & On-Set Assistant to the Producers, Video Assist, and Props., “The Outsiders,” Pilot, Francis Ford Coppola Productions in Association with Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment, FOX-TV, May-June 1989.
  • Assistant Producer, Falrose Productions, July-September 1989/June 1990-Oct. 1990.
  • Assistant to the Producers, “The Outsiders,” Series, Francis Ford Coppola Productions in Association with Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, FOX-TV, October 1989 to May 1990.
  • Writer’s Assistant, “Shades of L.A.” Series Co-Managed Script Production, Revisions, Clearances, Historical Accuracy, and WGA Credits, Papazian Hirsch Entertainment, WOR, November-December 1990.
  • Co-Producer, Writer, Director, “America’s Wild West: An Irish Girl’s Adventure In Arizona,” Black Rose Productions in Association with Shamrock Productions, an Independent Video Documentary, February to December 1996.

Television – Contract Historical Research

  • Warner Bros. “110 Shanghai Road,” January 1986.
  • Kenny Rogers Productions, “Gambler IV,” July 1990.
  • Falrose Productions, “Jeremiah Johnson,” July 1990.
  • Falrose Productions, “Jeb Stuart,” February 1991.
  • Republic Pictures, “Winnie Ruth Judd,” September 1991.
  • Producer Michael Hoey, “The Valiant 24th,” December 1993.
  • Rearguard Productions, “James Michael Curley – The Rascal King,” June 1993.
  • Once Upon a Time Productions, “Winnie Ruth Judd,” November, 1996.
  • Falrose Productions, “The Oregon Trail.” Interactive Game/Saturday Morning Animated/Educational Series, November 1996.

Conference Papers

  • “Highway to History: The Black Canyon Highway, 1863-1948,” Arizona Historical Society, 37th Annual Convention, Sierra Vista, Ariz., 1996.
  • The League of Nations, Society of American Baseball Researchers Conference, Tempe, Ariz., 1998.
  • “Arizona, Race, and the National Game: Minor Leagues to Major Leagues,” Race and Identity in Baseball, Western History Association, 45th Annual Convention, Scottsdale, Ariz., October 2005.
  • “Tell Em Junior Sent You: Junior Bonner: Family, Rodeo and the Western Hero. Keynote Panelist, Symposium, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2010.
  • “Play Ball! Professional Baseball in Yuma, 1909-1956,” Session 6C: Sports, Culture, and Tourism, Arizona Historical 52nd Annual Convention, Yuma, Ariz., April 30, 2011.

Invited Talks

  • “The Black Canyon Highway,” Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, Ariz., 1996.
  • “The Black Canyon Highway,” Westerners Corral, Tempe, Ariz., 1996.
  • “Jefferson and the American Dream of Western Expansion” Lecture Series, Alumni College, Washington and Lee University, Fall 1998. (Nine-day tour of Columbia-Snake River Valley’s aboard the paddle-wheeler, “Queen of the West.”)
  • “The Grand Canyon: Real and Imagined,” Phippen Art Museum, Prescott, Ariz., 2003
  • “Diamonds in the Desert: Arizona, Baseball and American in 1928,” Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2008.
  • “Two Highways to Arizona History: How the Hassayampa Trail trumped the Old Black Canyon Road,” Hassayampa Lecture Series, The Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Nov. 19, 2009.

Keynote Addresses

  • “America West and Imagination,” Alumni College, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., June 1998.

Panel Organization or Participation

  • Panelist, Workshop on Professional Consulting, Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona, Tempe, Ariz., January 2000.
  • Moderator, Planned Giving Seminar, CASE/NAIS Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn., January 2008.

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