Producing Engaging ContentIf you’re looking for a writer that can capture the essence of story, drawing in the reader/audience, we should talk!
I’ve worked as a freelance writer in Montana and Wyoming for more than 30 years. From blogs to brochures, newspaper articles to magazine stories, I develop ideas and orchestrate the written word to engage and inspire readers.
My short stories are featured in seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and I’ve written articles for multiple issues of WREN (Wyoming Rural Electric News) Magazine, editions of the Casper Star Tribune, and several online sites (including other authors’ blogs). I served as editor and reporter for the West Yellowstone News in Montana and as a reporter for the Bitterroot Star in that state. I’ve also been a reporter and freelancer for the Douglas Budget in Wyoming. My journalistic experience and my creative writing endeavors meld, providing editors and publishers a unique style of writing to captivate their audience.
I've also written articles that appeal to children and families, including nature stories for Creation Illustrated.
My newest freelance addition is Raised in the West, a print and online publication based out of Billings, Montana. Two articles I composed appear in the December 2021 issue, which you can find here:
Here are links to some of my freelance work:
Newspaper and Magazine Articles:
Monika Leininger Blends Social Work with Environmental Justice – Breaking Through Series, Casper Star Tribune, 2020: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/monika-leininger-blends-social-work-and-environmental-justice/article_4c500d37-f2e7-5f03-a140-6a3010f731f6.html
Feature on Judge and former Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal for the Casper Star Tribune: http://bit.ly/36EisbE_JudgeFreudenthal
Feature on Wyoming Vietnam Veteran Billy Montgomery for the Casper Star Tribune: http://bit.ly/2SvEULD_BMontgomery
National Monuments and Local Concerns – article in Western Confluence magazine: http://westernconfluence.org/national-monuments-and-local-concerns/
“Mommies Can Graduate”: Two Wyoming Pregnancy Centers Implement ‘Adopt-a-College-Student” Programs – article for Pregnancy Help News, May 2021.
WREN Magazine articles:
Wyoming Energy Authority: Strategic Energy for the State: https://www.wyomingrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/21-WREN-P0113-April-2021-Issue_WEB.pdf
Small Business, Big Impact: https://www.wyomingrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20-WREN-P0122-0320-WREN-Magazine_web.pdf
Bison Return: Shoshone Tribe Works to Bring Back Iconic Species: https://www.wyomingrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/0519-WREN_web.pdf
Growing Resilience: Gardening for Health on the Wind River Reservation: https://wyomingrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/18-WREN-D1167-0918-WREN-Magazine_s5.pdf
Guest Blog Posts:
Author Interview – Welcome to the Campfire with D.V. Stone: https://www.dvstoneauthor.com/httpswwwdvstoneauthorcomcampfire-blog/today-im-welcoming-gayle-m-irwin-back-to-the-blog
Persevering in Our Purpose – A guest post for author Karen Ingalls: https://kareningalls.home.blog/2019/11/09/persevering-in-our-purpose/
The Challenges and Joys of Adopting a Puppy Mill Survivor – on the blog A Heart for Shelter Dogs by writer, editor, and animal shelter volunteer Mimi Hedwig: https://www.aheartforshelterdogs.com/2018/01/16/guest-post-the-challenges-and-joys-of-adopting-a-puppy-mill-survivor/
Special Spaces, Unique Places – on the blog Embrace Adventure by author Kim McMahill: https://kimmcmahill.blogspot.com/2020/06/special-spaces-unique-places.html