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Stuff written by me, about me or that links back to my work. There is no implied guarantee that this is comprehensive or up to date. In fact, it used to be longer but I removed stuff at some point and there is supposedly a new book coming out this year (2022) that quotes me, though I pinged the author to try to add info here and never heard back. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Parenting Children With Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids With Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions, and Special Healthcare Needs
June 1, 2007

I was internet acquainted with Lisa Greene, one of the co-authors of the book. She's a lovely lady who has two children with cystic fibrosis.

I said something on the email list we both belonged to that she liked. I think she asked if she could clean it up and cut it down to size and include it in one of the chapters of the book. I said sure! She sent me a copy of the edited down version of my email remarks and I okayed them, maybe suggested a tweak, I'm not sure.

I got a free copy of the book from her as compensation for being quoted. I no longer have the book.

According to my email records, they list me as Doreen Michele Traylor, Jan 2007, Adult with cystic fibrosis and mother of a teenager with CF. This is what the book looks like:

Related website.

Getting a bank account can be tricky when you’re homeless, so here’s how I did it
March 3, 2016

Most of the freelance writing I do is ghost writing under an NDA, but once someone sought me out and paid me to publish a piece under my own name ("with a byline"). They contacted me because of one of my blogs, presumably the San Diego Homeless Survival Guide.

I actually had titled it something else. So, I wrote the article, but they supplied the title, which I'm okay with. I was actually homeless at the time that I wrote this.

Plastic-bag ban led to hep A crisis?
September 8, 2017

I was interviewed via email because of my blog the San Diego Homeless Survival Guide. The publication date is the same day I got back into housing. My recollection is that they emailed me while I was in transit (for 24+ hours) via train from California to Washington and had no access to the internet. I saw it after I got checked into a hotel in Olympia and I answered their questions from there.

I was misquoted and misgendered as a homeless man in this piece. I posted a correction on the blog in question titled For The Record.

Homeless to housed:
Doreen Traylor’s virtual life helped her out of homelessness

July 4, 2018

A college student interviewed me and wrote this article as part of her college work which talks about homelessness generally, but talks a fair amount about me and quotes me a lot. She contacted me because of the last piece I posted to What Helps The Homeless, a sister site of the San Diego Homeless Survival Guide, titled A Virtual Life which I posted not long after I got off the street in September 2017.

I think she did a great job and it's a really good piece. The interview occurred in March of 2018, partly by email and partly by phone. I was notified July 4, 2018 that the piece had been published, but I can't find a publication date on it.

YIMBYwiki Homelessness page
September 12, 2019

The page was actually created in order to add links to my writing (some of my blogs) to their wiki. It happened because of a twitter conversation.

Similarly, the MeFiWiki page titled Homeless Survival Guide was "inspired by" remarks I made and involved the original author doing an online interview with me (getting feedback from me on what they were doing) back when I was active on their site. It absolutely is not some wild coincidence that its title is so similar to the title of my website San Diego Homeless Survival Guide.

Evidence (I'm Michele in California):
Homeless. Now What? - includes comments from Michele in California and Ms. Moonlight that are incorporated into this wiki page.

Page originally published elsewhere on February 21, 2019. Last updated June June 7, 2022.

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