Dennis Briskin


U of Missouri-trained newspaper and magazine journalist with 30+ years experience writing for money. Born and educated in Chicago and Pittsburgh, a former Peace Corps English teacher in Iran, now living in Palo Alto, California, the capital of Silicon Valley. Youngest of three sons, the creative one who side-stepped the Midwestern family business (auto-related metal manufacturing) to pursue creative expression in progressive Northern California. Married to an MD with son, 24, daughter, 17. Interests include donating blood and platelets, men’s adult baseball, photography, health and fitness, self-development and spiritual experience. Life purpose: spreading joy and repairing the world.

Located In: Palo Alto, California

Specialties: Adult non-fiction to inform, persuade, entertain and inspire.
Business promotion
Non-profit causes
History and Current Events

“Say it right. Get results.”

Years of Experience: 40

Memberships: American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Association of Ghostwriters

Newspapers & Magazines Contributed to: San Francisco Chronicle
J Weekly (formerly Northern California Jewish Bulletin)
Parenting on the Peninsula
Popular Computing

Books Contributed to:

“Getting Divorced from Mother & Dad” (republished as “No One is to Blame”) co-author
“Managers Guide to Small Computers” consult/rewrite
“The Book of Love, Laughter and Romance” consult/revision
“Olga Samaroff Stokowskid: American Virtuoso on the World Stage” consult/structure/revision
“Healthy Garden, Healthy You” rewrite
“Framing the Sixties” consult
“New York Public Library Desk Reference” writing
“The People’s Almanac” writing

“Home Grown Food” a basic guide to growing organic fruits and vegetables for the backyard gardener. (ghostwrite 2015)