Writing is a way of life for Sunny Lockwood. She’s been writing and selling her work since she was a teenager. In the beginning, her poems and short stories were published in an array of Christian magazines, among them, Sunday Digest, Catholic Digest and Straight.
Later, her articles were published in such national magazines as Good Housekeeping, Ms., Executive Female Digest, New Woman, She, Student Lawyer, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Digest.
She was editor of BusinessWoman magazine (serving Santa Clara County in California), Los Altos Town Crier (a weekly newspaper serving Los Altos, California), and West Point News and UpCountry News (monthly community newspapers serving Calaveras and Amador Counties in California’s Mother Lode).
During the 1990s, she worked at Santa Clara University first as News Bureau Manager and later as editor of Spectrum (the faculty/staff newspaper).
In 1998, she was interim assistant director of University Communications at UC Berkeley, responsible for the weekly faculty/staff newspaper, The Berkeleyan, as well as a staff of news writers and artists.
She has been a daily newspaper reporter and is now a columnist for The Union Democrat newspaper, based in Sonora, California.
Her work has received awards from San Jose Magazine, California Newspaper Publishers Association, Northern California Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women.
In 2009, she began publishing on Scribd.com, the largest site for writers on the Web. Within the first two years, her work was featured many times and read more than 100,000 times.
In June 2011, she published her first ebook, a collection of short stories focusing on love.
Shades of Love, stories from the heart, is available at the Amazon and Barnes and Noble ebook stores, at smashwords.com and at Scribd.com/luddite
Sunny lives with her husband, wildflower photographer Al Lockwood, on 22 wild and weedy acres in California’s Mother Lode. To see Al’s photographs, go to his website: www.mossbloomstudio.com
Sunny’s Scribd page: www.scribd.com/luddite