Current and Previous Writing

It’s been a long time since I first pitched an article to a local editor, but it hasn’t become old. I love writing even more today perhaps even more than I did then, because now I understand more deeply the power of the written word. Much of my early writing as a freelance journalist is not online, but I have collected a sampling of work listed below.


Stories From the Pantry
Host and Creator of a Video Series Production in collaboration with New Mexico Association for Youth in Media
on hiatus due to Covid

Washington Exec
Freelance Reporter

Tuutti Frutti Strategies
Copywriting and Content Writing for a variety of government and corporate clients.

Startup (under NDA)
Helped client prepare for a planned capital raise:
Interactive history gathering, identification of any missing collateral required
Created fundraising plan and six-month timeline
Developed online tracking and communication management systems
Interactive ideation and planning for startup roadmap, milestones
Interactive brainstorming
Developed pitch deck template and copy
Developed one sheet template and copy


My writing has appeared on the World Economic Forum, Harvard Review, GovTech Magazine, NextGov, Sunlight Foundation, Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative, FutureThink, City of Kindness, Apple Insider

Inc Magazine – I a currently a columnist for Inc Magazine. I first started my column in 2015. I write about women in tech, women entrepreneurs, women in leadership, entrepreneurship and business. 

Huffington Post – I previously wrote with a byline for Huffington Post on a wide variety of topics, including women’s issues, parenting, education, civic tech, and aging parents.

YouTube– To my surprise, my YouTube channel has been featured on ABC, ABC Nightly News, Laughing Squid, Gawker, and around the globe. Her video of her father went viral in 2014, with over 2 million views in 24 hours and 5 million views in a week.


WRITER’S MARKET 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Major Feature: Why Your Queries Are Getting Rejected – advice from industry professionals
Expert Advice: How to Write Your Own Press Release
Major Feature: How to get Syndicated

Contributing Author, Southern New Mexico

Regular Columnist: Avoid Burning Digital Bridges
Regular Columnist: Profile, Allison Winn Scotch, NYT Best-selling Author, March, 2009

Inkwell: Syndication Blues
June, 2008 Issue

Major Feature: Dream Builders, Fall, 2008 Issue
Major Feature: Total Systems, Spring, 2008
Major Feature: Parade of Homes Builder Profile: Miles Melton; Fall, 2006 Issue

Rolling R Productions Profile
PSC, Inc. Profile
2008 Power Broker Profiles
Women Who Mean Business
Profile: Patrick Apodaca
40 Under 40
MBA’s in NM
Profile: Courtney Smith

Nonprofits in Albuquerque, Main Feature, November 2009
Special Feature, Bridal Section: The Perfect Wedding on a Budget, March, 2009
Main Feature: Nonprofits of Albuquerque, November, 2008
Major Feature: Great Fall Getaways (with photos by Lawrence Abeyta)
Shelf Life: Sheila Ortego; May, 2008 Issue
Shelf Life: 50 Ways to Leave Your 40’s
Major Feature: Businesses Then & Now; March, 2008 Issue
Special Feature: Bridal Insert, Unique Cakes; Dec/Jan Issue 2007
Shelf Life: Author Charles Poling; February, 2008 Issue
Major Feature: Nonprofits; November, 2007 Issue
Shelf Life: Author Michelle Yardumian; November, 2007 Issue
Profile: Judge Maria Baca
Shelf Life: Author Richard Peck; June, 2007 Issue
Major Feature: Family Businesses; March, 2007 Issue

Artist profiles for the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market including Cochiti painter, Mateo Romero, basket weaver Kelly Church, and glass sculptor Robert Marcus.

Blade’s Bistro, Restaurant Feature, October, 2009
Thanksgiving: Hispanic Cuisine
Feature: Persian Market; August, 2007 Issue
Profile: Designer Penny Singer; August, 2007 Issue


GovTech Global Top 100 Startup
GovTech Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

7th Most Influential Global Voice in GovTech
Onalytica, 2017

Top Voice Award : #6 for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
LinkedIn, 2015

Icon Next Visionary Leader and Innovator
Huffington Post, 2014

New Mexico Woman of Influence
New Mexico Business Weekly, 2014

New Mexico Woman in Tech
New Mexico Technology Council, 2014

Top 20 Hottest Mobile Startup
MobileBeat, 2010

WINNER: 2nd Place Prize
National Women Writers of the Southwest Annual Essay Competition, 2006

NOMINATED:  Best Local Writer, 2008, 2007 “Best Of” Awards, Albuquerque Magazine

Previous Writing Community Leadership

Forum Moderator: Writer’s Digest Online Community

Forum Administrator/Moderator: Editor Unleashed Writer’s Forum

Forum Moderator: Writer’s Market Community

Contributing Blogger: Writer’s Market Community

Featured Blogger: Duke City Fix

Featured MSN Live Blogger: The Diet Diaries, Writing Through Rose Colored Glasses

One thought on “Current and Previous Writing

  1. Lisa-
    I would very much like to talk to you when you have a moment. I am very proud of all of your work. Keep it up! Nancy and I follow all that you publish about Charles’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Our heart goes out to him, Pat, you, Paul, Holly and your families. It just seems like yesterday that you were just down the road in Enon, Ohio. Please tell all the family that we think of all of you often.

    I retired from the government (civil service) and am now an entrepreneur with a patented technology product that I would like to talk to you about when you have a few minutes. We are getting ready to launch it in the commercial space and I would like to talk to you before I do. Please feel free to contact me at 937-776-7905 (cell).

    Dave Vicars


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