By Nora Canby and Chelsea Fernando
For seven years, Andi Fisher has expertly combined travel, food, French culture, and fun in her delightful blog “Misadventures with Andi,” which was named one of USA Today’s top ten food and travel blogs in 2014. “Misadventures” has turned Andi into...Read More »



By: Lauren E. Smith


She’s a clinical psychologist by day and a writer at night. Susan Steinberg-Oren’s background in psychology paired with her twenty-three years of parenting experience has given her the material to write several journal articles and two anthologies that focus on family dynamics. No...Read More »


by Jenny Chi


Abby Sher is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. Her essays and articles have also appeared in Modern Love: Tales of Love and Obsession, Behind the Bedroom Door, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Self, Jane, Elle, Elle UK, Marie Claire, Psychology Today, The Medium,...Read More »

Success Story: Tammy Delatorre

Writing Pad student, Tammy Delatorre, has been busy. Her writing has appeared in LA Times, Salon, xoJane, Many Mountains Moving, Newport Review, and is forthcoming in Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts. She was a finalist in the 2014 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, a finalist in the 2012 William Richey...Read More »

Unlocking Secrets: An Interview With Marc Ambinder

By Theresa Miller


American editor and journalist, editor-at-large of The Week, a contributing editor at GQ and at The Atlantic, and former White House correspondent at the National Journal, Marc Ambinder’s credentials speak for themselves.
Not one to shy away from the personal or political, he’s written controversial...Read More »

Backpacking Through the Literary World: An Interview With Journalist Nathan Deuel

 By Desiree Ross


Did you know that Nathan Deuel walked nearly 2,000 miles from New York to New Orleans? His shoes are made for walkin’! Nathan has also had an impressive walk through the literary world. From essays and reviews to fiction, editorial positions with top magazines and newspapers and now his first book,...Read More »

Beyond Sex And The City: An Interview With Cindy Chupack

By Marilyn Friedman


Cindy Chupack has had the kind of writing success most people dream about. She is especially good at transforming her life’s ups and downs into Emmy award-winning magic. She most recently was a co-executive producer on Season Three of ABC’s “Modern Family” and has written for “Sex...Read More »

Digging For Story With Journalist Natasha Vargas-Cooper

By Lorinda Toledo and Marilyn Friedman


Natasha-Vargas Cooper has written about topics ranging from bath salt addictions to the real-life Don Draper for publications like The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, and The Awl, to name a few. She also hosts a fantastic monthly storytelling show called...Read More »

Erin Aubry Kaplan and The Art of The Op-Ed Essay


By Alana Saltz


If you have a lot of strong opinions, writing an op-ed can be a great way to share your ideas and passions with the world. And nobody knows more about op-ed’s than Erin Aubry Kaplan!


Erin is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and op-ed writer who has written about African-American...Read More »

Don't Miss Your Moment With Susan Orlean

By Antonia Crane


It’s a Writing Pad miracle: Susan Orlean is coming to Writing Pad on Thursday, November 1st from 8-9:30p.m. for a fireside chat. Do you want to know how to twist one life changing moment into a bestselling book?...Read More »

NPR's Alex Cohen: Journalist, Author, and Derby Doll Extraordinaire

by Lorinda Toledo

This Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Alex Cohen of NPR will join Jeffrey Kaye of PBS Newshour and Deborah Vankin of LA Times to talk about building a career in journalism at Writing Pad. Best known as the host of “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace”...Read More »