monica solo on welsh beach


I’ve been in the communications field since starting as a cub newspaper reporter in Chicago in the early 1980s. From there, I served as editor-in-chief of a start-up lifestyle magazine in Colorado, an editor at a national trade magazine for natural products, a research director for an international media organization, and as the owner of a  consulting firm offering public relations, qualitative market research, and editorial services. After returning to school for a master’s in Technical Communications and a doctorate in Communications/Media Studies, I wrote a book on the intersection of media, sustainability, and spirituality.  I’ve co-authored two other academic books on media and practices of spirituality.

Today, I am a freelance writer and editor and an instructional designer in higher education.  I continue to hone my creative writing skills, working in both fiction and nonfiction. The awards I’ve won have encouraged me not to put aside the quill and take up golf instead.