I am a New York-based writer, though my byline has appeared around the world. If you’re in the market for a reliable, resourceful and imaginative writer who celebrates the humor found in everyday life and taps into a trend before it becomes news, contact me. Journalist. Essayist. Author. Blogger. My writing ventures into multiple genres and has been featured in many publications. For over two decades I have contributed to Newsday and The New York Times, including the Modern Love column and Opinionator. Recently I have been focused on my book, “Last Call: Surviving an Alcoholic – A Widow’s Memoir.” I also blog about widowhood, surviving life with an alcoholic and Baby Boomer dating. I am a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors, and hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hofstra University.


My work has appeared in the following publications:


The New York Times                            Newsday                                                  Los Angeles Times    

New York Daily News                          Chicago Tribune                                     Washington Times            

Philadelphia Daily News                     Baltimore Sun                                         Metro New York     

Virginia Pilot                                        Kansas City Star                                     Hartford Courant        

San Diego Magazine                            Luxury Magazine                                    Resident Publications  

Bliss! Weddings                                    Bridal Guide Magazine                          Bride Again Magazine

Long Island Press                                Daily News & Analysis, Mumbai          Orlando Sentinel



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My New York Times cover story, “At the Side of the Road, Distraction or Tribute,” was featured in the book, Themes of the Times for Death and Dying, (2005 Allyn and Bacon).



Recent Awards:


Best Essay – 2016 American Society of Journalists & Authors: “Surviving an Alcoholic” – The New York Times

First Place – 2016 Press Club Media Awards (Non Local New Feature): “Surviving an Alcoholic” – The New York Times

 First Place – 2015 Press Club Media Awards (Narrative Humor): “My Appeal to Beachgoers ‐ Anchor Your Umbrella” – Newsday

 First Place – 2012 Press Club Media Awards (General Interest / Humor Column): “The Cash Before the Storm” –  Newsday

 First Place – 2011 Press Club Media Awards (General Interest / Humor Column): “When I Was Left to Speak for Both of Us” –  The New York Times



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