Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Writer/editor and communication specialist, American nationality, based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Six years as a reporter/correspondent/bureau chief in Cairo, Beirut, London, Jiddah, Washington, DC. Covered three wars (1973 Middle East War, Lebanese Civil War, Falklands/Malvinas conflict).
Four years as a bureau chief/editor covering the U.S. natural gas industry.
Four years as number-two editor of Aramco World magazine in Houston (an award-winning four-color cultural magazine published by the Aramco oil company).
Seventeen years in public relations/corporate communications for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran,Saudi Arabia.
Currently public affairs specialist for Sadara Chemical Company (Aramco-Dow JV), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Experience in radio, television, documentary film, daily newspapers, wire services, newsletters, news magazines, book editing.
"Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar" by Robert Lebling (I.B. Tauris 2010; Counterpoint Press 2011)
"Natural Remedies of Arabia" by Robert Lebling and Donna Pepperdine (Stacey International, 2006)
Translated into English "Clarivigilia Primaveral" (Clearvigil in Spring), a book-length Spanish-language poetic narrative about Mayan myths by Nobel laureate Miguel Angel Asturias (excerpts published in Electronic Poetry Review (http://www.epoetry.org/issues/issue3/text/cnotes/rl.html).
Interests: energy, Middle East, history, archaeology, science, paranormal, anthropology, fiction, films
Published writer: Yes