New Member David Fryxell, Editor/Publisher of Desert Exposure

By Betsy Model, President

Wow, we just keep adding fascinating people to our chapter…

David Fryxell, owner with his wife Lisa of the monthly feature magazine Desert Exposure, joined the SPJ New Mexico chapter last month and he’s got a heck of a background.  David and Lisa purchased the fourteen year-old publication seven years ago and the Alternative Weekly-style magazine (which is published monthly) is based out of Silver City and services a wide range of communities including all of Grant County, Deming, Lordsburg and the Las Cruces area.

David was previously editor-in-chief at F&W Publications in Cincinnati, where he oversaw nationally circulated magazines including Writer’s Digest and The Artist’s Magazine.  He founded Family Tree Magazine, America’s number-one genealogy publication and he’s won more than 100 awards for his writing and editing, including community and arts coverage as features editor of the St. Paul, MN-based Pioneer Press, as editor of Milwaukee Magazine and as a roving newspaper columnist in Dubuque, Iowa. He’s the author of three books of writing instruction, most recently Write Better, Write Faster, and a collection of small-town humor.

You can visit Desert Exposure at