Published Writing

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:

Visit the bookstore to get your copy or book a workshop for your classroom.

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!


 

Kids Non-Fiction

“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)

Kids Fiction

“The Pepper Caper” Highlights for Children, coming Sept 2017!

The Bumpy, Grumpy Road
Dinosaur Boogie
“Dare Club” – Winner, Scintillating Starts Contest, Writer Advice, December 2014

Adult Fiction

“Protagonist” Honorable Mention in Spark! Contest Two

Protagonist” NewMythsEzine Issue 29, Dec 2014

“Jane A.I.R.E.” Leading Edge Literary Magazine, January 2014

Adult Non-Fiction

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 SchoolSchoolFamily.com (2014)

Make Your Open House a Hit!PTOToday.com (2014)

Procrastination into ProductivityChildren’s Writer Institute, April 2014

Craft an Activity CubeFamilyFun 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 WaitOur Favorite Things, Family Fun (July 2012)  

Up Front: Historic Signs – Ghosts of TarentumWestern Pennsylvania Historical Magazine (Fall 2012)

Star Athletes in College and Pros”, “Greatest Lessons in Sports Timeline“, and  “A Race for Change” On the Ball Sports Magazine, Winter 2012

UPMC Young Athlete Program Seeks to Alleviate Little League InjuriesWestern PA Hospital News

Don’t be Too Late: Time of the Essence for Children with Developmental DelaysWestern PA Hospital News

 

Blogs

Clients 


Copywriting & Editing (blogs, social media, print)


Creative Consultations


Additional Samples


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

“Swin Cash Talks a Good Game on Life”

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 writingeffective 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.