Rich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. He also writes a monthly column called Discourse for Comstock’s magazine, a Q&A conversation with some of the Capitol Region’s legislative leaders and key decision makers. He has published hundreds of feature articles as a freelance reporter, with his work appearing in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco Magazine, Sacramento Magazine and Capitol Weekly.
When not tracking the goings on of elected officials, Ehisen is the man behind The Open Mic, a popular blog that features his discussions on writing with authors, reporters and writers from across the artistic spectrum. His subjects have ranged from NYT bestseller regulars Jonathan Maberry, Jess Walter, Christopher Moore and R.L. Stine to publishing expert Jane Friedman, NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith and Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Jack Ohman.
He hosts and moderates the Capitol Region Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area, and is working on a novel he hopes to actually get published before he dies.