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My Published Work


adventures in blogvilleAdventures in Blogville: A Creative Writing Guide for Teens – An entertaining, yet instructional book that teaches young, beginning, or intermediate writers how to write engaging prose, be it for blog posts, essays or other stories. A great resource for homeschooling. (Written in family-family language.)

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sticky readers, margaret andrews, book coverSticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better A humorous, but helpful book about writing better blog posts. It explains the various ways to make your writing more engaging (i.e. less boring) so that a reader will “stick” around for the whole thing, rather than read the first paragraph, get bored and leave. (Occurrences of non-family-family content).

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Articles published in Complete Wellbeing Magazine (print):



I read an essay called Wooly Bully in the 2014 Listen to Your Mother show in Sacramento.

I read an essay called Avocado Green and Other Things That Are Wrong in the 2013 Listen to Your Mother show in Sacramento. Here’s the video on YouTube.

I write content (and built the websites for):

Nanny Goats in Panties – a personal humor blog
Sticky Readers – a blogging tutorial site
Sacramento Bloggers – a local blogging community website
Boldly Me – a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization


I wrote some articles for Patch (now owned by Huffington Post)

List of Patch articles

I wrote some articles for CBS Local Media:

Best Boutiques Around Sacramento
Best Casinos Around Sacramento
Best Shoe Stores in Sacramento
Best Shopping Malls in the Sacramento Area
Best Musical Instrument Stores in Sacramento
Best iPhone & iPad apps for Sacramento Living
Best Golf Courses in Sacramento Area

 I wrote content for an online casual video game called Coconut Queen by iWin Games.
(Coconut Queen was listed in Gamezebo’s Best of 2009 special Editorial section – woo hoo!)


Other Stuff:

Mouthy Housewives (Guest Advice Columnist)
Ann’s Rants – For a Bout of Free-Association Friday


The Judge (Long Story Short)
Sandra and Charlie (Toasted Cheese)
One Man’s Trash (T-Zero)
Prologue and Acknowledgements (Defenestration)


Amadeus Paints Houses (Humor Press)
Heredity Sucks (Wild Violet)

Book Reviews

The Mighty Queens of Freeville – Amy Dickinson
The Brightest Moon of the Century– Christopher Meeks
Driving With Dead People – Monica Holloway
The Learners – Chip Kidd
After Hours At The Almost Home – Tara Yellen
The Cure For Modern Life – Lisa Tucker
If I Only Knew Then – Charles Grodin
Starbucked – Taylor Clark
Intellectual Devotional – Kidder/Oppenheimer
Gentlemen of the Road – Michael Chabon
Don’t Make A Scene – Valerie Block
Things I Overheard – Alan Alda
Fireworks – E. H. Winthrop
Slacker Girl – Alexandra Koslow

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