My work

I've written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites over the years, including Family Circle, Parenting, Self, Psychology Today, the Boston Globe, Clean Eating, Writer's DigestConnecticut Magazine, Travelocity, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and more. Here, a sampling of clips:

The Atlantic Food Channel

American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/

Cook's Illustrated

Kiwi Magazine

  • Bake Better: Get bright flavors and festive colors, the natural way (story/recipes), December 2009

  • Raw Food for Families: This diet trend might sound extreme, but it doesn't have to be. Here's why it's worth a try with kids (Feb/March 2010)

Oxygen Magazine

  • Recipe development for "Build a Better ..." column, 2008 & 2009

  • Pizza Party (story/recipes)

  • Girls Night In (story/recipes), June/July 2007

  • Gobble, Gobble (story/recipes), November 2007

Oxygen Clean Eating (special issue)

The Boston Globe

South China Morning Post

  • EntrĂ©e: Boston, October 22, 2008

U.S. Airways Magazine

fresh (custom pub/The Pohly Company)

  • Batter Up (article with recipes on cooking pancakes with kids), March/April 2008

  • Inspired Valentines (article with recipes for creating a romantic meal), January/February 2008

  • Home Sweet Home (article with recipe for building your own gingerbread house), November/December 2007

  • Sides Show (article about creating side dishes, plus 3 recipes), September/October 2007

  • Handy Dining (article with five recipes; one of these was the cover shot!), July/August 2007

Clean Eating

  • Homemade Frozen Meals, May/June 2009

  • 15-Minute School-Night Meals, 6-page recipe feature, fall 2008

  • One Grocery Bag, Five Delicious Dinners, 7-page feature with recipes, spring 2008

  • Winter Comfort Foods, 16-page feature with recipes, winter 2007


Smith Alumnae Quarterly

Books I've written:

Money Shots: How to Save Cash on Your Coffee Habit — While Still Feeling Full & Satisfied (co-authored with Linda Formichelli/Renegade Writer Press, fall 2016)
Rock-Solid Queries: The 10 Surprising Reasons Why Magazine Editors Reject Your Ideas … and How to Write Queries That Get More Acceptances Today! (Renegade Writer Press, 2013)

The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success (co-authored with Linda Formichelli/Marion Street Press, 2003; revised edition 2005)

Psychology Today's Here to Help: The Secrets of Successful Weight Loss (Alpha/Penguin, 2006)

The Renegade Writer's Query Letters That Rock (co-authored with Linda Formichelli/Marion Street Press, 2006)

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