Portfolio

I’ve been writing since I can remember, whether it be in a daily journal, which I’ve maintained since the age of nine, or for professional publications. After becoming a mom, writing became an undeniable calling and I’ve now made it my business to use words to express lessons on life and tell stories that resonate with readers. I’ve written for newspapers, local magazines and national online publications. Most recently, I served as publisher and editor of a local online publication, Macaroni Kid. In May of 2016, I decided to resign from this much appreciated position to pursue a full-time writing career. I now focus on freelance work, blogging and my “baby,” a parenting book for the Christian market.

Here are a just few writing samples for your review. More can be obtained.

The 2017 Annual Source Book:

A local print publication for parents with information on the year’s top events and destinations with a circulation of 100,000+.

         The Region’s Top Kid-Friendly Museums (February 2017 issue, page 29-33)

Sacramento Parent Magazine:

A parenting magazine that gets distributed to the greater Sacramento and Placer County areas on a monthly basis. The publication has an audited readership of 112,000.

DIY Treat Decoration Station (June 2016 issue)

An Interview with Dawn Cornsilk: Drive, Determination and Motherly Love (May 2016 issue)

Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Program for All Abilities (March 2016 issue)

Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln:

I published this weekly e-newsletter and online publication for nearly 2.5 years. In that time, I grew the readership exponentially; the site received an average of 30,000 views a month and Facebook followers grew to nearly 3,000. Here are a few of my favorite self-published editions.

Easter 2016 edition

July 4th, 2015 edition

Macaroni Kid’s National Edition:

The national edition gets read by over 1 million moms each month. Throughout my tenure with the company, I regularly worked with the national headquarters to write and edit articles for its national sponsors including: Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Banana Boat, Mumzy and Carter’s.

Book Deserts and the Devastating Implications for Children in America (2015)

“The Local,” a publication of Macaroni Kid:

This national online publication is published on a monthly basis and strives to provide sound advice regarding hyper-local marketing efforts to its audience, which consists mainly of mom-and-pop shops around the country.

2015 Marketing Strategies (2015)

Online Marketing Tip: Put Your Business on the Map (2015)

Tips for Connecting with Your Local Community through Social Media (2015)

Orange County Register:

An online and print news source outlet with a daily circulation of 577,663 people.

Confessions of a Germaphobe (July 2013)

Parenting OC Magazine:

A parenting magazine for Orange County, Calif. parents with a monthly circulation of 270,000 readers.

Downloading Digital Education (August 2013)

Books:

Michelle is currently authoring a Christian-based manuscript for parents with young children.

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