Work History

2003-Present:

I published two books under the Kalambakal Press imprint: The Boomer Book of Christmas Memories (non-fiction) and Death Speaker: A Novel of Ancient Gaul.  A third book should be out by summer, 2016. For my books, I use the easier-to-spell name Vickey Kall.

As a freelance writer, my recent projects include:

  • Compiling training manuals and desktop procedures for an energy company
  • Composing profiles on government agencies for Allgov.com
  • Writing articles on everything from collecting Swatch watches to using a slow cooker for companies like Ebay and the Yellow Pages.

My work appears in both academic and commercial publications. I’ve written for Westways,  Arizona Highways, American Profile, Ancient History,Boys’ Life and more.  I also contributed to sixteen volumes of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, and wrote over 85 pieces for the For Your Information series from Apandisis Press.

On the academic side, I researched and wrote sections of Day by Day: The Thirties, published by Facts on File Book. I served as Associate Editor for two volumes of the Opposing Viewpoints Series from Greenhaven Press, a Gale Group imprint, and wrote several chapters of the Encyclopedia of World History: War, from Gale Group (available through online subscriptions), My articles are featured in  African American National Biography and The World of Frederick Douglass, both from Oxford Press, and in many other encyclopedias 

2001-2003

From Arizona State University, I earned a Masters Degree in American History with a focus on the history of the American West.  Academic awards include first place in the Lincoln Forum Essay Contest, 1999 (when I was an undergraduate at UCLA), the Feldt-Barbinol Prize in women’s history, 2002, and first place in the Lawrence G. Blackmon Contest for Student Book Collections, 2003.

While at Arizona State University, I was a Research Assistant in the Labriola Center of the ASU Libraries. 

1989-2001

I was employed at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA for twelve years, the last three as a part time web designer.

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