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.
The New York Times Newsday Los Angeles Times New York Daily News Chicago Tribune Orlando Sentinel Philadelphia Daily News Baltimore Sun Metro New York Virginia Pilot Bliss! Weddings Hartford Courant San Diego Magazine Luxury Magazine Resident Publications Kansas City Star Washington Times Long Island Press Bridal Guide Magazine Daily News & Analysis, Mubai Bride Again Magazine
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).
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