As a guest correspondent for my small-town newspaper, The Kearny Observer, I wasn’t exactly prime journalist material for the glossy pages of Vogue magazine.
I was however, more than ready to fill in the gaps in my portfolio with articles other than townie restaurant reviews, movie reviews and town business and politics that peppered it here and there. My writing portfolio had the beginnings of seasoning, yet it lacked in flavor!
I needed something that was totally mine and totally fun! So, I looked on Craig’s List purposely searching for editors who were interested in giving journalists face time. That was how I met my former Editor-in-Chief Brandon Melendez. He actually created Maglomaniac Online Magazine to do just that, giving journalists (younger or older) a leg up in the journalism and writing biz!
It was my desire to have my own column, and Brandon encouraged it. Thus, “This Jersey Girl in Manhattan” was born!