David A. Fryxell, now based in Tucson, Ariz., is an award-winning author, editor, speaker and publishing consultant who has been recognized by Who’s Who in America for more than a quarter-century. He founded Pitt Magazine, the University of Pittsburgh alumni magazine that was named the best in the country under his editorship, and Family Tree Magazine, the nation’s leading genealogy publication. As a writing expert, he wrote the Nonfiction column for Writer’s Digest magazine for more than a decade and served as director of the famous Maui Writer’s Retreat. He is the author of three books of writing instruction, most recently Write Faster, Write Better, as well as two other books including his latest, Good Old Days, My Ass.
As editor and publisher of his own monthly periodical from 2003-2014, Desert Exposure, based in Silver City, NM, Fryxell won 14 awards in the annual Top of the Rockies competition sponsored by the regional Society of Professional Journalists. His work in Desert Exposure twice earned mention among the year’s best essays in the national “Best American Essays” anthology series.
Since 2004, he has also served as managing editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter. The newsletter has been singled out as one of the best sources of nutrition and health information by commentators ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Real Simple. His role with Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has also included authoring Achieving Peak Brain Power Through Nutrition and co-authoring the upcoming 2016 edition of The Heart-Brain Diet.
He is available to speak and consult on topics including genealogy, writing and publishing. See the Contact page for details.