Geri is a journalist and investigative reporter. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes and as a Research Director for Gartner, a global technology advising company, and was a regular contributor to Huffington Post and Truthdig.com, an award-winning investigative reporting website.
She has written and published two books, San Francisco Values: Common Ground for Getting American Back on Track, published by Palmetto Publishing, and Housewife Assassin-The Woman Who Tried To Kill President Ford -Creative nonfiction, published by Diversion Books. It was been optioned for a move. She is working on her third book of historical fiction. She has won many awards for public speaking and has spoken at many business and writers’ conferences.
She is past president of the California Writers Club San Francisco Peninsula branch, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Authors Guild, Women’s National Book Association, the Internet Society, and Book Critics Circle.
How do you start your research process? What words do you use to find information? Do you know how to gauge when a website is genuine? In this presentation, we will introduce the methods that combine the main topics of "Online Research Methods," which include several methodologies to equip you with the skills and tools to prepare you to find accurate information and discern whether it is reliable.
In this session, you will learn the following:
· Why should you search using more than one search engine
· How to create better keyword and word-phrase
And searches using search strings
· How to avoid “Disambiguation.”
· What is the “Surface, Deep, and Dark Web,” and how can it help the research process?
· List of Deep Web search engines and databases.
· How you can search anonymously
President Gerald Ford suffered two attempts on his life during his term in office: one by a young woman in Charles Manson's Family, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, and the other by a far more unlikely candidate—an average middle-aged mother of five—Sara Jane Moore. After thirty years in contact with Moore in prison, journalist Geri Spieler deconstructs her life in Housewife Assassin, tracing the path from Moore’s small-town upbringing in West Virginia to that fateful moment when she tried to assassinate the president.