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I first put the "me" in "media" as a Petaluma paperboy. Now I'm a grown-ass newspaperman. Bylines have appeared in Men’s HealthRivertown Report and the North Bay BohemianDitto the San Francisco ChronicleSonoma Index-TribuneSonoma Valley SunSonoma MagazineLos Angeles Downtown NewsPetaluma Argus-CourierPacific Sun and Made Local (full list under Clients/Editorial).

I've made short documentary films and you’ve heard me on KRCB, KSVY and on The Drive on KSRO. I also host the Culture Dept. Podcast.


I Heart Sonoma

How to Live & Drink in Wine Country

Daedalus Howell

Through a Wine Glass, Darkly

When writer Daedalus Howell left a middling career in Hollywood and returned to his native Sonoma County, he expected to find the rural, rolling hills of his youth. Instead he found the bucolic landscape transformed into "Wine Country."

Howell soon embarked on a personal journey through words and wine, writing hilarious personal essays on the dark side of "wine country living."

“’I Heart Sonoma’ pokes fun at just about every aspect of wine country life, from the unspoken Napa-Sonoma feud to ‘the lethality of wine and yoga pairings.’” – Press Democrat 
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Release: 2012 | Trade Paperback & Ebook | Publisher: FMRL | Distributor: Ingram | ISBN-13:978-0-967100135 | LCCN: 2011945828


Is there a documentary in the house? Yes, here's a playlist of at least five.

The Tea Cup Whale

How to Find Your Creative Niche

Stand out from the rest of the pod: 
• Discover your own, unique creative niche
• Grow your creative career by thinking “small” 
• Find artistic satisfaction and recognition
Includes real life examples and exercises to find your creative niche!