A great writer can make the difference in your internal and external communications strategies. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, I write fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. I also offer professional copywriting, social media coaching, and editing for your business or non-profit.
Satisfy your craving for results – Email me! or call me at 412.837.9499
I am the author of three children’s books:
I am also the author of Thanks! 100 Wonderful Ways to Appreciate Volunteers. Get this book to thank volunteers for their valuable contributions and build strong relationships!
“Guatemalan Worry Dolls” (craft) Highlights for Children
“Five Ways…to Say Thank you for Great Gifts, to Learn About New Cultures, to Break a Bad Habit” Highlights for Children
“Make a Super Spinner” (craft) Highlights for Children (January 2017)
“Growing up in Argentina” Faces (May/June 2015)
“What to Do With Poo” Odyssey (November 2014)
“From the Bottom Up” AppleSeeds (September 2014)
“You Can Be A Cartoonist” AppleSeeds (February 2014)
“Great Ideas = Great Business” Appleseeds (April 2013)
“The Pepper Caper” Highlights for Children, coming Sept 2017!
“Protagonist” Honorable Mention in Spark! Contest Two
“Protagonist” NewMythsEzine Issue 29, Dec 2014
“Jane A.I.R.E.” Leading Edge Literary Magazine, January 2014
“Add More Fun to Your School Fun Run” PTO Today, January 2017
“Kidsburgh hero Jamie Upshaw brings autism support to African-American communities” Kidsburgh, Nov 2016
“Everything About Shakeology is an Insult and Wrong” mom.me Sept, 2016
“Your go-to guide to autism services in Pittsburgh” Kidsburgh, July 2016.
“What These 12 Sayings Actually Mean For Sleep-Deprived Parents” mom.me, June 2016.
“Why Kegels Haven’t Stopped You From Constantly Peeing Yourself” mom.me, April 2016.
“Help Kids Stress Less” School Family, November 2015
“Pittsburgh’s female sports stars score big with local youth initiatives” PopCity, July 2015
“Writing the future: How Pittsburgh authors nurture the local creative community” PopCity, July 2015
“Local school children beta test real-time map of human health” PopCity, March 2015
“Help for Your Fun Run” PTO Today, February 2015
“A Place for Dads” PTOToday.com (2014) and January 2015
“Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School” SchoolFamily.com (2014)
“Make Your Open House a Hit!” PTOToday.com (2014)
“Procrastination into Productivity” Children’s Writer Institute, April 2014
“Craft an Activity Cube” FamilyFun Magazine, June/July 2014
“Secretly Teach Your Kids Career- and School-Building Skills“ Kidsburgh Jan 31 2013
“Success Story: Steering Clear of Grumpiness” Family Fun Magazine (April 2012), reprinted in Parents online June 2012.
“Learn Sign Language While You Wait” Our Favorite Things, Family Fun (July 2012)
“Up Front: Historic Signs – Ghosts of Tarentum” Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine (Fall 2012)
“UPMC Young Athlete Program Seeks to Alleviate Little League Injuries” Western PA Hospital News
“Don’t be Too Late: Time of the Essence for Children with Developmental Delays” Western PA Hospital News
Cherry Blossom Race Blog – Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
I Don’t Trust That Your Gun is Safe – Bonbon Break
Friday Speak Out: The Odd Couple – WOW! Women on Writing
“4 Random Ways One Freelance Writer Networked and Found New Clients” Make a Living Writing
“3 Ways Smartphone Apps Can Help Writers Get Better Gigs” Make a Living Writing
“Winning Food Fights” edible Allegheny
“WAHM and SAHM” Wise Women Life
Infographic Resumes are Hot…But Do They Tell Your Story? – YouTern.com
Copywriting & Editing (blogs, social media, print)
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Word Association Publishers
- North Hills Aquatics
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
- Cancer Be Glammed!
- EK Football Camp /5 Star Baseball Camp
- Debi & Co.
- Leslie Belloso Art
- The Ricki Lake Show “Smart(phone) Shopping”
- The Healthcare Marketing Department
“Mentoring women business owners in Pittsburgh” Pop City Media, May 15, 2013
“Whatever Happened to the Power of 32” Pop City Media Feb 13, 2013
“Mini-golf! Geocaching! Animal parks! Swimming! Try them all in winter” – Kidsburgh Jan 2012
“The Best of Pittsburgh Summer Camps” Kidsburgh, April 2012
“Pittsburgh Fun Out of the Sun” Kidsburgh, July 2012
“Paint, parrots, ice, clay — and helping out — are best bets for fall and winter fun” Kidsburgh November 2012
“Pop Star: Mark Hayward” Pop City Media, November 28, 2012
“Meet the Athena Young Professionals Finalists” Pop City Media, Oct 10, 2012
“Meet the Athena Awards Finalists” Pop City Media, Sept 19, 2012
“Ladies United for the Preservation of Cocktails: drink up and drink in!” Pop City Media, Sept 12, 2012
“Bright Athletes and the Parents Who Help Them Shine” OTBS Magazine
“Winning More Than the Game” OTBS Magazine
“Runners, Take Your Marks” kidSports Magazine (March 2012)
“Seeing Through the Smoke Screen” Guide to Good Health
Breakthroughs in Cancer Research Lead to Decline in Death Rates – Western PA Hospital News
Underground Archives Offers Solutions for Physician Practices that need Patient Records Management – Western PA Hospital News
Pittsburgh Biotech Innovator Seeks to Advance Hyperthermic Cancer Treatment – Western Pennsylvania Hospital News
You need creative and quick writing, effective social media strategies, public relations events and activities, customer relationship development & engagement. You need me! Prices are quoted either hourly or by project, depending on your needs.