Every moment of each day counts. Our best recourse is to live life with intensity and exhilaration - in thought, experience, action, and deed. -Paul Kurtz
Story call out for a potential Christmas book - short deadline:

Here's a potential new title from the folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul, a potential add-on to Christmas Magic being released in October 2010. All submissions must be "Santa Safe," and the deadline is July 13. Visit this link for more:

Garden & Gun, a magazine with a circulation of 200,000, is soliciting entries for their “Made in the South” contest:

Searching for entrepreneurs whose products use local ingredients or the touch of their own hands to create something special in small batches, the pub wants to discover the product that the world doesn’t know exists – and to tell the story of the people behind it.

The five entry categories include Food (think pickled okra or artisanal cheese), Home (fabrics, furniture or lighting with a different point of view), Style (editors see a huge new movement in the world of fashion as it relates to Southern couture), Sporting (like bamboo fly rods or handmade boats), and Etc. (luthiers, letterpress stationary or birdhouses – it’s a deliberately vague category that scoops up what doesn’t fall into the others).

Five winning entries in each category will be published in the Dec/Jan issue of the magazine, and one overall winner will receive a trip to Charleston, SC, for a business consultation with Leapfrog Public Relations Co. and Stitch Graphic Design. Deadline is August 1.

Yes friends, I've fallen off the blogging wagon. It's been a while since I've posted here, so allow me to catch you up. Here are some recent works and things currently in print (special thanks to the graphic designers who make me look so good):

Second Time Around: Get the inside scoop on the consignment and resale of everything from clothing to home furnishings and jewelry
Midtown Magazine version
Cary Living Magazine version

Oh So Charming: Taking a look back at the history of the charm bracelet and its resurgence in today's jewelry market

Exciting Changes for the Village of Pinehurst: Razook's Building embraces new look

Doctoring By The Decades: Preventative care for optimum women's health

In addition, I have a reunion piece coming out in the summer edition of Triangle Style. And I'm currently working on new stories about private schools and couponing! A big thanks to those of you who worked with me on these assignments ... watch for more on these soon.