They say everyone has a story…this is mine. So begins the blog written by Doreen McGettigan.
Doreen McGettigan, a self-admitted “boomer,” started her blog in 2008, after she had written a book and realized that she wanted to connect with other writers and bloggers. She also wanted to meet other grandparents and moms.
Like many of us who struggle with the ins and outs of publishing, Doreen had to learn how to maneuver her way through the writing world. Fortunately for us, she shares with her readers everything she wish she’d known when she began her writing career, and on Wednesdays, she posts a, “Writers Wednesday series,” where she shares, “information on blogging, social media, writing, publishing and marketing” to help other writers and bloggers who may be struggling with the same issues. She invites readers to follow her “journey from writing to publication, marketing and writing and publishing again.”
Doreen McGettigan, a freelance journalist, award winning blogger, content writer, ghostwriter, and author, also writes posts on midlife health and caregiving. Her credentials are many – she is an active member of and sits on the board of The Press Club of Pa., (w/National Press Club affiliation), she is the chairperson and facilitator of the Press Club Professional Development Workshop Series, she is a member of the Military Writers Society of America, the Nonfiction Authors Association, Lower Bucks Creative Writers, Hot Penz (a pool of authors, speakers, experts for radio and T.V. appearances), and she speaks and instructs at Delaware County Community College (Marketing, Social Media, Writing, Publishing).
But wait! There’s more! Doreen McGettigan also owns a marketing company, Intrepid Marketing, Inc., and she is an outspoken advocate for the elderly, “who are often victimized and too embarrassed to report the crime.” But she doesn't work on behalf of only the elderly. Doreen McGettigan works as an advocate for all victims of crime. She is a former board member for the Network of Victims Assistance (NOVA), Pennsylvania’s largest comprehensive victim service organization, and she works to raise awareness of and put an end to the stigma surrounding mental illness, suicide, and homelessness.
They say everyone has a story, and you’ll find the Doreen McGettigan story by clicking the links everywhere her name appears.