Roanoke Revealed


Looking to learn more about Roanoke? Me too.

Moving to Roanoke felt right, so I did it. I continue to be determined to discover all this area has to offer.

Two years in now, I’ve shared my journey of great finds and surprises with those not too familiar with Roanoke and likely a good number who are. This has included small business support, herb & vegetable gardening discoveries, interesting attractions, horse related news, art finds and great people and resources I’ve discovered in my journey.

I’m now putting more focus toward my primary business income generators, but that doesn’t mean blog posts and pages won’t be peppered with great finds for recreational pursuits as I put a bigger focus on business related topics. Stay tuned for some surprises.

For a long time, I accepted the mandates of self-proclaimed gurus who asserted one had to focus on a single objective to succeed. While I’ve always known I’m not normal (whatever that is), I’ve finally realized I need to feed all my passions in business pursuits to be happy with how I live my life.

So, instead of continuing to struggle with trying to figure out a way to put my various interests together for a singular aim, I’m now happy to divide them, along with my time, to feed my soul. The primaries include vegetable and herb gardening through Halcyon Acres, Horse training with a focus on young steeds and problem mounts at Horse Sense and Cents and small business support through strategic marketing planning, copy writing, media procurement and website development here at Roanoke Revealed. For the time being, you can find a lot of free information on improving sales, marketing, writing, public speaking, garnering media coverage and running a small business at, but I’ll be picking the best from this to feature here and shutting that site down in the coming months.

I’m mostly a professional copy writer (that means people pay me money to write stuff – speeches, award nominations, brochures, letters, articles, promotional copy, newsletters, books, website content, etc.).  I do a lot of ghost writing too, which means others sign their name to what I create including articles, books and other written copy designed mostly to bolster credibility. A bit ironic, I know, but it works. I only sign on with client who are great at what they do and offer excellent solutions for the customers they serve, so everyone, including the prospect turned client, wins. I’ve been working since 1989 to help small business owners and not-for-profits succeed, so truly understand the issues and financial concerns of this segment. Results are focused on cost-effective solutions for impressive growth. If the words (or clients) aren’t flowing (in), call or e-mail me. I may be able to assist.

When I sold my New York farm, Roanoke Virginia wasn’t on my radar. Suburban living was a “no way”. Now, I’m excited to call both home with great soil, a small 1930 farm house and a detached office with, perhaps most importantly, a southeast exposure with tons of day-long sun.

Won’t you join me in my journey to find the best small business providers in Roanoke? Let’s play!


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