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About Me

As a long-time professional blogger, social media manager and speaker, I’ve  always been involved with words. I now work with clients to help them grow their online presence through building professional blog and social media networks. Whether they want to do the blogging or social media themselves is a decision they make during the consultation phase, but savvy business owners understand the power of blogging and social media as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy. Preparing a comprehensive social media marketing plan can propel your business into new realms of success!

As a bit of background: 007 Many years ago, armed with only a desire to become a journalist, a deep love for the written word, and an eagle-eye for accuracy, I talked the editor of the local newspaper, The Medina Journal Register, into hiring me.  From my humble beginnings as an obituary and police beat reporter I  worked my way up to beat reporter and editor of the weekly paper, The Albion Advertiser.

I honed my craft, took writing classes, and built a career as a writer. I share my love for writing with others through the classes a local literary institution and online.

From being a reporter and editorial assistant at Suburban News, assistant editor and writer at Business Strategies Magazine and a writer of medical articles with For The Record Magazine and Physicians EHR I also also served as the editor of a nationally and internationally distributed writers magazine.

My first book, A Complete Idiot’s Guide to 30,000 Baby Names was co-authored with Marcia Layton Turner.

My passion for romantic fiction was fulfilled through the stories that have appeared in the  Writer’s Journal, True Love and True Romance Magazines. My Writer’s Journal fiction was the first place romance story winner.

A broken foot in 2004 launched me into the realm of full-time writer. With a broken foot and because I was laid up (literally — my toes above my nose) for three weeks then an additional three months off-from-work recuperation time I jumped headlong into pursuing a dream of a full-time writing career.

I am a professional blogger for several sites and serve as the blog manager at the award-winning www.lipsticking.com site. I also serve as blog manager for Blogpaws and am a speaker at its annual conference. I am a blogger and editor for Pool Info Site and for several other clients.

I am a member of the following organizations:

E3

Association of Ghostwriters

Association for Women in Communications

International Women Business Owners
Lilac City Rochester Writers

Editorial Freelancers Association

National Association of Women Writers
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Rochester Professional Consultants Network

 

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