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Why I Deleted Email Interviews – Blast from the Past

I do it. I admit it. But it’s usually a last resort, or for something that needs quick turnaround. I’m talking about email interviews. When I have ample time, especially when it comes to magazine features and news stories, it’s hands down just better to interview someone in person–or at the very least, over the […]

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500 Favourite Words: I’m part of a new chapbook series from ChapbookPublisher.com

Those are a few words I like to say. Discombobulate. Fiddle. Goop. Everyone has a few favorite words, but how many of us share the same word choices? ChapbookPublisher.com‘s Dan Waber is setting out to find just that with his 500 Favourite Words chapbook and word cloud series. And, I am so excited to be […]

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Wilkes Magazine: Going Social

I am super excited to share this publishing credit! I contributed an article to the Summer 2010 Wilkes magazine on the various ways social media is being used across the Wilkes University campus. From PR students using these newer mediums for their real-world clients to nature podcasts, students, professors and staff are going social. Read […]

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Times Leader Featured Edition – Bride & Groom 2010

As I catch up blogging about this year’s publishing credits, here is one more. I wrote the main feature story for the Times Leader’s 2010 Bride & Groom special pull-out section.  The leader publish several of these special tabloid-size publications throughout the year: The Best & the Brightest, 40 Under 40, College Guide and more. […]

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Cover Stories from this Quarter: The Weekender

This blog has fallen a little behind with keeping up to date with my recent publications. To catch up, I’ll list some of the cover stories that were not yet featured on this blog. The Bus Stops Here, March 10, 2010 The Bus Stops Here was a story I pitched to my editor over a […]

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Tom Petty Appreciation Band Interview and Show Preview, plus Preview of Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Live Anthology – Weekender, Nov. 4

The November 4, 2009 edition of the The Weekender featured two articles my me. I’ve been a fan, thanks to @SheliTwits, of the Tom Petty Appreciation Band for some time. A life-long Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers fan, I was secretly waiting for a tribute band to pop up locally (I actually have a name […]

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eBiz Insider- Fall 2009 – Cover story & three articles

The Fall issue of eBiz Insider was just sent out last week. Now that I am in the corporate marketing department at Solid Cactus, which publishes this bi-monthly eCommerce magazine, my role as a writer for eBiz has changed to being a copy-editor and being more involved to now, being the managing editor. This issue […]

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Weekender: Music Story on local teenage classic rock group, Gentlemen

In the 8/18/09 issue of the Weekender, I interviewed the manager (and father of two of its members) of a local classic rock group made up of local high school students. The interview was prior to their first bigger gig on their own– previously they were opening acts for other bands. Here’s the scoop on […]

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Times Leader ‘At Home’ Feature- Illuminating Innovation

This is one of my favorite stories to date. Very, very proud of this one. The moment I saw that my friend Matt Hinton made these unique lighting fixtures from old musical instruments, I knew there was a story in it. The world just had to know about his amazing work! I pitched the story […]

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Weekender Cover Story 7/29: Medical Makeovers

Had the cover story in this week’s Weekender: Medical Makeovers: Turning Back Time With Surgery. Wrote about cosmetic surgery trends (for instance, more men are having procedures done, and the economy is changing the industry, too) and had some really fantastic interviews – used a service I just heard about through Twitter caller Reporter’s Source […]

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