Books, Craft, and Creative Writing:

“WAS Reading That Book a Waste of My Time?,” Medium (August 2021): link

“Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 40,” The Lifestyle Collective (October 2020): link

“I’m Getting All the Jewel-Vibes from This News that Halsey’s First Poetry Collection is Coming This September.,” (July 2020): link

“A Night of Building a Manuscript and Reading Poetry: A Craft Essay,” (September 2019): link

“12 Books Your Mom Will Love: 2019 Mother’s Day Edition,” (May 2019): link

“Where I Create/Write,” Rogue Agent 8 (2015), in which I provide a snapshot of my writing life and its whereabouts: link

“Counting Down to the New Year: Five of My Favorite Books of 2014,” (January 2015): link

Copywriting, Digital Marketing, and Freelance Writing:

“Say ‘Goodbye’ to Imposter Syndrome. You Want to Write for a Reason.,” (July 2020): link

“Here’s My Favorite Trick to Write High-Converting Copy,” Medium (March 2020): link

“I Feel Uninspired, But I’m Writing Anyway,” Medium (December 2019): link

“How Can We Keep a ‘Manifest Mindset’ in the World of Freelance?,” (September 2019): link

“Running Out of Ideas? Here’s How to Uncover Topics Related to Your Passion,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (August 2018): link

“How to Include SEO While Keeping Your Writer’s Brain Happy: Avoiding ‘Dumbing Down’ Your Writing Style While Accommodating SEO,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

“Get Your Work Out There Like a Persistent Facebook Advertisement: How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Writing,” Initium: How Writerpreneurs Think! on Medium (July 2018): link

Entertainment (Film, TV, Music, Sports):

Spirit Untamed Is Exactly the Kind of Family Film You’ll Want to Watch This Summer,” POPSUGAR (June 2021): link

“John Legend updated ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ for 2019 — right down to calling an Uber.,” Medium (December 2019): link

The Good Place: Where Will Season 4 Leave Eleanor?,” Medium (October 2019): link

“There Are So Many Easter Eggs in IT: Chapter Two,” Stream Queens (September 2019): link

“Tell Me Now: Is Harry Potter Coming to NYC?,” (September 2019): link

“Are You Telling Me—I Could Go for a Writer’s Retreat at Stephen King’s House?,” (September 2019): link

“Songs in the Mirror,” Memoir Mixtapes (July 2018): link

“What Coming in 2nd Means to Croatia: The Wild and Heart-Warming Receipt of Their Finals-Placing Team Said More about Croatian Heart than Winning Ever Could.,” Medium (July 2018): link

Food, Travel, and Culture:

“It Felt Like a Gulaš Kind of Day.,” Mediterranean and Me (May 2021): link

“First Try! I Made Hurmašice!,” Mediterranean and Me (February 2021): link

“A Dream of Success, with a Side of Cheese, Grapes, and Tomatoes,” Mediterranean and Me (January 2021): link

Mental Health:

“How Shifting My To-Do List to Gratitude Reduced My Stress,” POPSUGAR (June 2020): link

“What We Should Learn from This Employer’s Response to a Worker’s Mental Health Day,” Motherly (July 2017): link

Parenting, Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Family

“I Don’t Expect My Children to ‘Cry It Out’… But I Do Expect Them to Wait,” Medium (September 2020): link

“Why My Husband and I Are Missing Date Night During the Pandemic,” POPSUGAR (July 2020): link

“Coronavirus and Pregnancy: How Women Giving Birth in 2020 With Redefine Motherhood,” Her Journal (March 2020): interviewed and responses featured RE: cancellation of important life events, social distancing, appointment complications, birth plans, and mental health: link

“My Favorite New Year’s Resolution Has Nothing to Do with Success or Weight Loss,” Medium (January 2020): link

Viral and Trending News: Top 10 Favorites

“Ohio Man One-Ups That 12-Foot Home Depot Skeleton With One That Completely Dwarfs It,” Comic Sands (October 2021): link

“39-Year-Old Mom Goes Viral For TikTok About Starring In A Backstreet Boys Video As A Teen,” Comic Sands (June 2021): link

“‘One Million Moms’ Outraged Over ‘Blue’s Clues’ Alphabet Song That Says ‘P’ Stands For ‘Pride’,” Comic Sands (March 2021): link

“The Rock Shares His Adorable Daughter’s Favorite Handwashing Song With A Virus-Themed Version Of His ‘Moana’ Rap,” Comic Sands (April 2020): link

“Wisconsin Humane Society Raises Over $12,000 By Offering To Draw Hilarious ‘Masterpieces’ Of People’s Beloved Pets,” Comic Sands (February 2020): link

“Joaquin Phoenix Slammed All-White BAFTAs For Their ‘Systemic Racism’ In Powerful Acceptance Speech,” Comic Sands (February 2020): link

“Woman Rips Her Husband A New One For Riding Her Bike Around Their Neighborhood Dressed As Michael Myers,” Comic Sands (October 2019—Happy Halloween!): link

“Kristen Bell Spills The Beans About Her ‘Dishonest’ Parenting Trick For Dealing With Her Kids’ Halloween Candy,” Comic Sands (October 2019): link

“These Pictures and Videos of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis Playing In A Garden Are A Total Delight,” George Takei (May 2019): link

Sesame Street Just Introduced A New Muppet Character Who Lives In Foster Care,” George Takei (May 2019): link