Robert Garrett is a former New York City newspaper reporter who
covered some of America's top stories. His first Page One byline article for the New York
Post was on the infamous Attica Prison revolt. Later, for nearly six months, he reported
daily from the U.S. Federal Court trial of President Richard Nixon's friend and confidant,
U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell, who was accused of various corrupt practices.
Bob was later assigned to cover both the Pope and Queen Elizabeth on their official
visits to New York. He also covered Presidents, Senators and Mayors alike during his years as a
Specializing in science
subjects, he wrote dozens of major articles on breakthroughs in
astronomy, physics, molecular biology and human reproduction.
In the midst of his journalism career, Bob entered the U.S. Navy
for four years. On board a nuclear-armed guided-missile destroyer, he toured
the coasts of Africa, the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and
other distant spots, while writing, editing and printing a daily shipboard
He later entered the Public Relations
world as a medical and beverage copywriter, and eventually formed his own PR
agency together with his wife, specializing in the travel, food and beverage
Bob's freelance articles
have appeared in New York Magazine,
the New York Times and other prestigious publications, and he now provides
services free-of-charge to numerous arts and charitable organizations.
He is currently working on a
novel and other fiction writing.
Ursula Waldmeyer-Garrett is a multi-lingual native-born Swiss
who settled in the United States some years ago. An accomplished writer in numerous
fields, she has published five non-fiction books in the health and medicine
field...ghost-written psychiatric texts for that discipline's top practitioners...been a
contributor to the New York Times and other news publications...and written extensively
Her fluency in several
languages--English, German, Swiss-German, French and Italian--make her especially adept at
negotiating the mine-fields of international travel writing, where nuance and style alike
are particularly important in conveying subtle gradients of information.
For several years she was the copywriter for Swissair's
North American travel brochures. She also participated in tour creation and the writing of promotional
material. She has texted similar brochures for Switzerland Tourism, the Swiss government's
official tourist board, as well as related travel literature.
For the Liechtenstein National Tourist Office Ursula recently
translated into English the Gourmet Guide to Liechtenstein. She has also handled numerous
other German-to-English translations. Her background is largely in the travel industry--she was on the
staffs of Swissair, Portuguese Airline and Hotelplan--with a focus on sales promotion,
public relations and brochure production.
In non-travel fields, Ursula has been a New York
Times contributor of articles on gardening, and has also seen her byline in
Flower&Garden, the New York Post, Woman's World, and elsewhere.
Ursula also worked for International
Moneyline, a Wall Street investment service, and The Malpractice Reporter,
a news publication in the medical industry.
Of special note is Ursula's joint authorship of
several books in the medical/health field. In "The Pill Book Of..." series,
published by Bantam, she wrote (together with her husband Bob) books on "...Heart
Disease," "...Arthritis," "...High Blood Pressure" and
"...Anxiety and Depression." She also co-authored major portions of Bantam's
"The Little Black Pill Book," a layman's guide warning of abused prescription
drugs, and Berkley Book's "The Coke Book," a complete reference guide to the
uses and abuses of cocaine.
currently working on a novel.
Garrett & Ursula Waldmeyer-Garrett
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