Debra Minnema-Dingman, BA, Journalism Owner of The Write Mind Public Relations

  Discovering a passion for journalism on the staff of her middle school newspaper, Debra has been writing for newspapers, magazines, and newsletters for 40 years. She was already a popular newspaper columnist for a large Northern California newspaper before graduating with her BA from the Department of Communications at CSU, Sacramento.

  She was a busy reporter, editor and publisher while winning awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Junior Association of Community Colleges. She has also won media awards from non-profit organizations, clubs, and schools for her focus on families and human interest stories.

  Debra is a mother of three and owned a thriving children’s clothing and toy store for many years while freelancing and offering business consulting. She began her weekly column Baby Business for Fairfield's Daily Republic Newspaper writing for five years before becoming a columnist in a national family magazine. She was a Guest Editor and wrote weekly for the on-line newspaper DixonPatch.com. She continues to write a weekly column for nearly 20 years for the Dixon newspapers titled, Life's Too Short.

  She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

  Currently, this journalist and author, is a 25-year Dixon resident who has experienced year-long adventures in Dallas, Texas, and Los Angeles, Calif. Her book, Learning A+ Living--Adventures & Rewards of a Mom Entrepreneur, is published by WestBow Press and is available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and on this website under the 'Book' tab.  

Small Town Expert

  Dingman was raised in a small, northern california agricultural community and chose to raise her family with her husband in one similar. They are both active members in the local Kiwanis Club and donate tons of time to various causes including the Downtown Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and their church. Besides helping business owners succeed, her other powerful passion is helping families grow stronger through Family Life’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Conferences.