Thursday, August 18, 2011


It's funny how things have a way of appearing when you need it the most. After a not so great day (it's only noon), I received a new copy of Writer's Digest in my mailbox. I was hoping that this would be the issue that my winning entry for one of its writing contests would appear. I wrote the opening sentence on a whim while paging through the magazine. I submitted it with a laugh and didn't think of it again. I discovered that I was selected as one of the winners by accident. Thanks for the email notification, Writer's Digest!

I randomly and vainly did a Google images search of my name and was met with a Writer's Digest link in the search results. Out of 1,400 submissions, my little sentence came in 7th... pretty respectable for an amateur like myself! Someday, I'll get more than a brief mention in this publication, but for now, this is exactly what I needed to brighten my day! :)

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!