David A. Fryxell: Editor and Author

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Family History episode 5: Author David Fryxell & Scouring Your Home For Clues

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David A. Fryxell [pronounced frick-SELL] is a contributing editor and columnist for Family Tree Magazine at www.familytreemagazine.com, the nation’s most popular genealogy publication, which he founded.

He is also the editor and publisher of Desert Exposure, a regional monthly publication based in Silver City, NM at www.desertexposure.com. In addition he writes and edits the monthly Health & Nutrition Letter newsletter for Tufts University at www.tuftshealthletter.com and serves as the director of the annual Maui Writers Retreat.

Formerly, Fryxell was editor-in-chief of Writer’s Digest Magazine and Writer’s Digest Books and wrote the Nonfiction column for Writer’s Digest for more than a decade.

He’s the author of three books of writing instruction, How to Write Fast (While Writing Well), Elements of Article Writing: Structure and Flow and Write Faster, Write Better, as well as a book of humor, Double-Parked on Main Street. He has written more than 1,000 magazine and newspaper pieces, for publications including Playboy, Reader’s Digest and Travel & Leisure.

He’s been an editor of TWA Ambassador, Horizon, Pitt and Milwaukee magazines, features and business editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and executive producer of Microsoft’s Twin Cities Sidewalk Web site. His biography is included in the current edition of Who's Who in America.