I’m a communications specialist for Pima County and, in my smattering of free time, I also sell occasional essays or opine on life through a blog. My work has appeared in Portland Magazine, The Tucson Citizen, the Dallas Morning News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, National Catholic Reporter, and many smaller venues. I also played a small role contributing to reporting in the New York Times of the Jan. 8, 2011 attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

I’ve won state and national awards for feature writing, commentary, news reporting and most recently, the 2009 Arizona Press Club award for “Best News Blog”. Please check out my most recent writing at Bus Stop Jesus or explore this site for work samples, work history and recommendations from those who’ve worked with me.

If you’d like to contact me regarding your writing or editing needs, click on the “Hire me” link below or write to rshorton08 (at) gmail.com. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.

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