COPYWRITER    CREATIVE DIRECTOR    JOURNALIST   AUTHOR                             

An experienced copywriter from the hottest shops in the nation, my references include Jeff Goodby of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Toby Barlow, the ECD of Team Detroit/ J Walter Thompson; their personal emails are listed below. Now relocated to Chapel Hill, NC, I am available for hire.
    My ads have peppered the pages of ADWEEK, CREATIVE, and ADVERTISING AGE. I have worked on virtually anything you can imagine and some things you cannot imagine. I am an eager and willing collaborator in all forms of media, including TV, radio, print, brochures, business to business, websites, interactive ads and direct mail. Known for expertise in speaking not just to women but also to men, tweens, children and dogs, TIME magazine named my Levi's 501 "Prague" TV spot one of the Top Ten Commercials of the year. I co-created two large Television and Print campaigns for Levi’s, both of which won the Top Ten Campaigns by Stuart Elliot at the New York Times, and were also voted in by USA Today.
    As a staff copywriter for over ten years at San Francisco’s premier creative agencies, I’ve produced effective, brand-building Interactive work, yes, but also traditional Print and Broadcast campaigns for Levi’s, Dockers San Francisco, Kashi, Bank of America, The Hilton Family of Hotels, PBS, Doubletree Hotels, The Oakland Zoo, Levi’s for Women, Perricone Cosmetics, and The DeYoung Museum.  As a free lancer, I’ve worked with many partners, including The Women’s Foundation of California (I recently wrote their website, annual report, direct mail, and other propaganda) and Team Detroit on the Ford Motor Company account, which was chosen as 2010 Marketer of the Year.
    I’ve written websites and online work for Dockers San Francisco, The Women’s Foundation of California, The Hilton Family of Hotels, and James Anthony Fashion, Ltd.
    A frequent journalist, I’ve been an Oprah Book Club Pick, a monthly columnist for Child Magazine, and have published three books, the last of which was excerpted in the New York Times. So not only can I create advertising, I can also write, should that be required.

EXPERIENCE   STAFF  1995 TO 2008


Draft FCB | Foote, Cone & Belding | San Francisco
Reference – Eric Rindal, Sr VP /Creative Director eric.rindal@draftfcb.com

Hal Riney & Partners Publicis | San Francisco
Reference – Paul Mimiaga, Sr VP Group CD 415-293-2001

Amazon Advertising | San Francisco
Reference – Lynda Pearson, ECD lynda.pearson@amazonadv.com

Ketchum Advertising | San Francisco
Reference – Lynda Pearson, ECD lynda.pearson@amazonadv.com

FREELANCE


J Walter Thompson | Team Detroit
Reference : Toby Barlow  ECD Team Detroit toby.barlow@jwt.teamdetroit.com

Goodby Silverstein & Partners | San Francisco
Reference : Jeff Goodby, ECD | President jeff_goodby@gspsf.com

Swirl  | San Francisco
Reference : Brian Bacino  ECD brian.bacino@gmail.com

BOOKS PUBLISHED | LITERARY AWARDS


“Otherwise Engaged: A Novel”
Knopf  Hard Cover 1999  
Vintage Contemporaries Paperback 2000
Kindle| Nookbook 2008
A Barnes And Noble “Discover Great New Authors” Pick
A Boston Globe Bestseller

“The Zygote Chronicles: A Novel”
Grove Press
Hard Cover 2002
Paperback  2003
A Washington Post Book Of The Year / 2002

“Split: A Memoir Of Divorce”
Penguin USA
Hardcover/ Kindle/ Nook Book  2008
Paperback 2009
An Oprah Book Club Pick for Summer 2011
A Library Journal Best Non Fiction Book Of 2008
A Guardian Bestseller in UK
(Uk Release Of Split January 2009 By Penguin Worldwide)

Salon
The Best Of Salon Anthology  2005
“Life As We Know It”

O Magazine
The O Magazine Anthology Of Best Essays  2005
“Live Your Best Life” Large Book Format


BOOK EXCERPTS PUBLISHED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY


The New York Times
Modern Love Section
Full Chapter Of “Split” Excerpted For The Sunday New York Times 4.6.08

The London Times
Full Chapter Of “Split” Excerpted 1.14.09

USA Today
Excerpt Serialized From “The Zygote Chronicles” 2002


MAGAZINE AND ONLINE PUBLICATIONS


Frequent Contributor To:
Salon
O Magazine
Mademoiselle
Marie Claire
Glamour
Redbook
Elle
Working Woman
More

Monthly Columnist For Child Magazine “A Mom’s Life” 
Representing The Single Working Modern Mother 2002 - 2003


BROADCAST | RADIO APPEARANCES


NPR  4 Guest Author Interviews  1995, 1999, 2008
BBC  Radio 4  “Split: A Memoir of Divorce” Interview  June 2009
The Oprah Winfrey Show  February 2000
Gayle King Radio Show  XM Radio  Oprah And Friends
Recorded Live In NYC   Featured Guest  May 2008
ABC  Good Morning America  NYC Affiliate Guest Spot  May 2008
WUNC  North Carolina Public Radio  “The State of Things”  June 2011


ANTHOLOGIES


“The Dictionary Of Failed Relationships” Random House/ Three Rivers Press  2002
Essay Included In “The Imperfect Mom” Crown Publishing 2006
“Crush: 26 Tales Of First Love” Harlequin Publishing 2011
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CLIENTS

Bank Of America
Kashi
Levi’s 501
Dockers San Francisco
Dockers For Women
Hilton Family of Hotels
Proctor And Gamble | US And Asia
PBS
Levi’s For Women
Perricone Cosmetics
The De Young Museum | San Francisco
The Women’s Foundation Of California
Sunkist Oranges
Levi’s Personal Pair Jeans For Women
Doubletree Hotels
Taco Bell
Lincoln Mercury
Ford Motor Company
The Oakland Zoo
AAA
The Waldorf Astoria Collection
Secret Deodorant For Women
The National Potato Board
Zima
Kendall Jackson
Gallo
Turning Leaf Wines













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