Thursday, January 21, 2010

The News

I cranked up the dirty mini-van, said a small prayer that the wipers were working (they were), and dashed out in the torrential rain today in search of a copy of our local alternative weekly, the Phoenix New Times.

No, I wasn't dodging the drops to get the scoop on the latest political scandal or plunder the pages in search of a hopping nightclub to hit this weekend.

I was hoping to see my name in print.

My first real live, honest to goodness, paid freelance article hit the stands today! There was some question as to whether all of the pieces would make it, advertising is seriously limiting the available pages these days. But I made it in, and my editor (really, I just like saying that) emailed to make sure that I knew and to congratulate me.

It is a small piece for the yearly Resolution Guide, a special themed insert, but it is the first thing that I have pitched and written specifically for a publication. You can check it out online here.

Oh, and if you happen to hit the New Times stand by 7th Ave and Thunderbird, sorry, there aren't any copies left.


Lisa said...

You go, girl - love it!!!

Sae said...

Congrats! Not your last publication, I bet...

amyepps said...

Hi Cheri and congratulations on the published article. I'm a huge fan of your blog. I read several and yours is the most entertaining by far. God has blessed you with a lot of talent, and I'm sure there will be much more in print to read soon. Tell Johnathan hello. Sincerely, Brian Epps