Gigi writes personal essays, how-to articles, a weekly blog and is currently writing a memoir.

I'm also editor of Professional Artist, an award-winning business magazine for visual artists. If you want to hire me as a guest contributor to your magazine or blog, email me

Two-Minute MEMOIR

My Secret Father, Psychology Today

from Siena, Italy

A Signora and a StrangerOregon Humanities and Seal Press anthology The Maternal is Political

My Italian Haircut, excerpt from reading with Jacki Sturkie's TIME OUT at Curious Comedy

from Portland, Oregon 

My Life in the Bike LaneCycle California! and Oregon Cycling
The Last Diaper PailKids Vermont and Metro Parent

How-to Articles

Into the Future with 3D Printing, in Professional Artist
How to Hire an Artist Coach, in Professional Artist
Critiquing Critique ClubsWriter's Digest
Give a Good Read, Writer's Digest
Campaign for Cash: Crowdfunding Tips for WritersPoets & Writers


Say His NamePoemMemoirStory, Issue 12 and Glimmer Train honorable mention


The Russian Lesson is a three-minute scene excerpted from a staged reading of a play I wrote. It was performed at Performance Works Northwest by actors Michael Rohd (as Stepan) and Carolyn de Lorenzo (as Sophie). Nancy Wilson reads stage directions and Ted Schultz plays the father. The scene takes place in Crasukis, Russia in 1910, moments before Sophie has to abandon her beloved and forbidden Russian tutor for the promise of America.


Photo by Dustin Lee