Anything else editors should know about you: I have written 13 books on a variety of subjects. One of my books, "Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain," was adapted for the long-running History Channel series, History's Lost and Found. I have also written hundreds of articles. However, my passion is to write quirky Jewish personal essays. These essays range from humorous to serious and may provide a diversion from the usual heavy international and local news of Jewish newspapers. They may be suitable for the "Opinion” page or as essays that stand alone as features by themselves. Ideally, I would like to have a column in a Jewish publication and I could provide essays on whatever basis a publication would like—weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or occasionally, and they could be of any length desired.
Red & Black (Sisters Tina Pennington and Mandy Williams)
Your website/Facebook page:
Anything else editors should know about you: Authors of the best-selling book, "What I Learned About Life When My Husband Got Fired!” Launched by internationally renowned retailer Neiman Marcus, our self-published book soon rose in popularity as a textbook (approved by the Texas State Board of Education) and course on personal finance and Life 101. From those humble beginnings, the "Red & Black" phenomenon has gained exceptional market appeal. Every speaking engagement brings clamor for more – books, columns, articles, videos – as our message is about personal accountability. Self-esteem grows as audiences across all socio-economic strata embrace the simple concepts and begin to own their future.
Favorite topics to write about: Obituaries, running and endurance athletics.
Media outlets that run your work: The Jewish Chronicle and JUF News.
Anything else editors should know about you: I like to write obituaries. I also like to run and hope that running isn't the end of me.
Favorite topics to write about: I like to write about biblical conundrums, Jewish customs, food and Israel.
Media outlets that run your work: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Disney magazine, Hadassah, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Crescent City Jewish News, Nashville Tennessean, Huntsville Times, Rochester Ledger, Memphis Hebrew Watchman, Wall St. Journal and Jewish web sites– National Jewish Post and Opinion, Think Israel, Jewish Magazine, and Jewish Week.
Anything else editors should know about you: My treatment of Jewish themes attempts to be insightful as well as lighthearted. I am not a reporter but more of a commentator and observer of this weird world. I have been published in the Jewish press as other publications since mid-1980s. I am a Rockower Award winner.
Favorite topics to write about: Developments in Jewish observance, Jewish history, and entrepreneurship.
Media outlets that run your work: JTA, Virtual Jerusalem, Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
Media outlets that run your work: JNS.org, Long Island (N.Y.) Jewish World, Manhattan (N.Y.) Jewish Sentinel, Rockland (N.Y.) Jewish Tribune, Jewish News (London),LA Blueprint, Santa Monica Daily Press and The Cutting Edge News (online magazine).
Anything else editors should know about you: For more than 40 years, I operated my own New York City-based public relations agency. Among our clients were several foreign governmental agencies ( including Barbados, Israel, Italy and New Zealand) as well as U.S. and foreign corporations.
Media outlets that run your work: My work has appeared in JTA, JNS, Times of Israel, Religion News Service and Jewish publications nationwide.
Anything else editors should know about you: Backed up on editing or proofing? Ask me.
Favorite topics to write about: Jewish affairs, history, politics.
Media outlets that run your work: Atlanta Jewish Times Forward
Anything else editors should know about you: Diane J. Schmidt is an internationally published and award-winning writer and photojournalist. In 2015 she won first-place for News and for Photography in the AJPA Rockower Awards for the New Mexico Jewish Link for coverage of the BDS movement, and first-place for Reporting: Education for "The Navajo Long Walk and the Holocaust," and second for personal columns (-from the Jewish perspective-) in the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies for the Gallup Independent; has served as board member of the NM Jewish Historical Society, New Mexico Press Women, and Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter, and is a New America Media Journalist-in-Aging Fellow, 2015, a Robert R. McCormick Poynter Institute Fellow 2012, and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Photography fellow, 1986. For her coverage of a swastika-branding hate crime of a Navajo in New Mexico, Schmidt received a public safety award from the Arizona Press Club and first-place, News, Native American Journalist Association. In the last few years she has received 2 first-place and one second-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies competition for Education reporting, radio commentary, and personal columns. She started out as a photojournalist in Chicago, received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship for her photo essays on the city at night published by the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, and was an American Society of Media Photographers board member there. Early on, covering the civil war in El Salvador as a photojournalist informs her writing today. Twitter: @dianeschmidt22. website:http://www.dianejoyschmidt.com Diane has a M.A. English/Creative Writing, University of New Mexico; B.F.A. Photography, Rhode Island School of Design;and B.A. Comparative Literature, Prescott College, AZ
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Helen Zegerman Schwimmer
Your website/Facebook page: www.Helenschwimmer.com
Media outlets that run your work: The Jewish Press, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Dayton Jewish Observer, Arizona Jewish Post, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Herald Voice, Jewish Advocate, Cleveland Jewish News, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, and Boomercafe.com.
Anything else editors should know about you: Public relations and media consultant to:
Robert A. Sklar
Your website page: http://www.amuseum.org
Anything else editors should know about you: I had my first article published in Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine in 1967. Since then my articles on coins and medals, almost all on Jewish subjects, have been published in virtually every United States numismatic publication. These have ranged from scholarly articles, such as "Gershom Mendes Seixas, The First American Jewish Medal" in Issue No. 54, 2009 of The Medal, to general articles like "Is Charles Steinmetz, Electronic Genius, Eligible for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame" in January-March, 2015 issue of The Shekel. I have also written virtually all of the text on the Jewish-American Hall of Fame's website www.amuseum.org, that includes my "Handbook of Biblical Numismatics," written originally in 1976 and periodically updated.
Your website page: https://dinaweinstein.wordpress.com/
Favorite topics to write about: Books, authors, Jews and civil rights, food, history, women, trends, travel, education, the Southern Jewish experience.
Media outlets that run your work: B'nai Brith magazine, JCC Circle, Jewish Book World, Florida Book Review, Teaching Tolerance, Tablet, Jewish Daily Forward, The Miami Herald, South Florida Parenting, Southern Jewish History and JTA.
Anything else editors should know about you: Dina Weinstein is a Miami, Florida-based journalist who enjoys writing about books, authors, food and Jewish trends. She mentors young journalists as an adviser at the Miami Dade College student newspaper The Reporter. Weinstein has taught journalism and mass communications at a number of colleges including Miami Dade College. She is a Boston native and a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Boston University School for the Arts. With a grant from the Southern Jewish Historical Society, Weinstein is researching Jews in St. Augustine, Florida, during the 1960s civil rights struggle there.
Your website: http://www.rrrjewishtrivia.com/
Favorite topics to write about: Jewish Trivia
Media outlets that run your work: Crescent City Jewish News, Sh'ma Journal and San Diego Jewish World
Anything else editors should about you: I write Jewish Trivia quizzes that are educational and humorous. I can also create custom quizzes on a specific Jewish topic of interest.