Dale Writes

Dale has been blogging, writing, and speaking about the real estate industry since 2003. She has written hundreds of blog posts and articles concerning the new rules of mortgages as well as a best-selling book about the same topic fittingly called The New Rules of Mortgages. She is a sought-after textbook writer and a renowned author of really hard test questions. In addition, she is a contributor to bankrate.com and is a frequent guest writer for other financial blogs. She applauds each and every person that buys a book or goes to a seminar before buying a home.

Real Estate Industry

Dale has authored textbooks and online classes for professional licensing and education for three major publishing companies: Cengage Learning, Hondros Leaning, and WebCE. She has also painstakingly undergone the challenge to create hundreds of sample test questions used by Mortgage Loan Officers when studying for the S.A.F.E. Test required by the NMLS. She was a contributing author to and wrote the instructor’s manual for the popular college textbook Residential Mortgage Lending: Principles and Practices, 6th Edition. She writes on real estate and personal finance for any grade level as well for the industry on many related topics. Please contact Dale to discuss opportunities for her to write or contribute to your educational material.


As the award winning author of The New Rules for Mortgages published by Penguin, Dale is known as a strong advocate of consumer financial education. She has written numerous articles on residential real estate and finance and is a contributor to bankrates.com and other online personal finance sources. She is currently working on a graphic novel about first time home buying and dreams about writing a fictional story about bank fraud and government corruption in the 1400’s with the Bank of Siena as the backdrop. The Bank of Siena is the oldest still active bank in the world and has its headquarters in the lovely countryside of Italy. Dale hopes to go there for a few months—you know, for research. If you feel that Dale’s tell-it-like-it-is style would enhance your book idea, please contact her directly.

Blog Editor

Since 2007, Dale has been the editor of and a contributor to Diaries of a Mad Mortgage Broker, a blog about residential real estate. The site includes reviews of new technology, books, and other important issues and enhancers. In 2010, a series titled Are you Thinking of Living In…? was created. This series brings the readers to small towns and large cities across the country by offering information and insight from people who live and work in these places. Proud of the information the blog provides, Dale has turned it into The Robyn Report, giving it a modern curb appeal to offer the larger audience. Are you Thinking of Living In…? makes full use of interactive maps, Pinterest, and other social media tools to allow access to more info from additional sources. If you want her to cover your town, product, or book in the blog, please contact Dale directly.

Media Outlets

Dale has been interviewed as an expert for hundreds of articles in media outlets and popular blogs. A few of the media outlets that have sourced Dale are The New York Times, US News & World Report, Walletpop, Business Week, All Business, Blog Business World, Financial Samurai, Past Due Radio, The Chicago Tribune, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is accessible via email or telephone for anything from an extensive interview to a quick quote. Because she is always ready with a bit of information, a list of tips, or real life stories, journalists find her very useful for any article or story. Call or email Dale and she will get back to you quickly with the information you need to make your story a great one.