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Dining Options Near Chicago’s TILT in Midwest Living magazine

Most of us living in the Midwest know of Midwest Living magazine. As someone who lives in Chicago, I’ve read this magazine on and off for decades because it features … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meeting New Friends at Networking Events is the Highlight for Me

Last night I was part of a panel hosted by the Association for Women Journalists (Chicago) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors entitled How to Be a Freelancer … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bike Tour of Chicago: Cyclists Can Enjoy City Views along Lakefront Trail

Chicago may not be Portland, Oregon, when it comes to stellar bike trails but we do have a pretty sweet lakefront trail. When I was assigned to write an article … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing about Teen Dating Violence & Health

Interviewing sources on tough subject matter is easier for some than others. I’m not sure I’d say writing this piece on teen dating violence for Chicago Health magazine was easy … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: How to be a Freelancer and Still Pay the Rent: Tips from the Trenches on Expanding into New Markets

  As a professional freelancer who makes a living through the written word, I’m often asked how I do it. It’s not rocket-science but there are certain things I’ve learned … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chicago’s Bottlefork Restaurant ~ Worth a Visit

Writing about restaurants, food and drink is fun for me because it forces me to think of ways to engage the reader and describe the scene and flavors without the … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Pizza in Chicago featured on USA Today Travel homepage

  Pizza with a long shelf life. The piece I wrote for 10best / USA TODAY Travel gets some front page love on the USA Today Travel page today!  ~Megy Karydes

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Project: Shattered Silence

Project: Shattered Silence is a remarkable performance by some 46 teens who put their life stories out there. It’s a powerful program and I’m honored that I was able to … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chicago Health Magazine – Winter 2014 Issue: 5 Health Tech Apps to Help You Eat Better and Exercise More

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March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daily Herald – Suburban Parent, October 2013 – Wisconsin Dells: Beyond the Water Parks

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March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment


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I'm a visual calendar person ~ the bigger, the better. I may have to do this in my office & make each wall a different month since I schedule out deadlines three months out. Genius. Thanks @womenscenterforcreativework for posting this idea! #amwriting #alwaysondeadline


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