News

Discover the Latest News from Amandah Blackwell, Savvy-Writer!

Success Magazine
Featured in the October 2015 Success Magazine article “You’ve Got To Ask: Be Direct and Specific So You Get What You Need” written by Tory Johnson, GMA Deals and Steals Contributor and founder of Spark and Hustle.
Bryant and Stratton College - Parma, OH
On April 1, 2015, I participated as an employer in mock interviews from Bryant and Stratton College, Parma, Ohio campus. I interviewed several students during a “general” interview and gave them feedback. I also provided tips and tricks on how to use LinkedIn to network and find jobs and create an SEO resume. The mock interviews were fun and I was glad to help students navigate the interview process.
First Site Guide
I was invited to share my marketing tips with newbie bloggers on First Site Guide, a wonderful website that helps people start a personal or business blog/site.
The Cat Who Wears a Tuxedo Every Day

Post by PetSmart Charities.

A dog-loving woman learns most of what she’s been told about cats was wrong after she adopted Benny at a PetSmart Charities Cat Adoption Center. Find out how this pretty kitty busted the myths: http://bit.ly/1C8x9L5

This story was one of our favorite submissions from our Fall into a Nicholas Sparks Love Story Contest.

Parma Woman Thought She Wanted a Dog Until She Met Benny, The Tuxedo Cat: People and Their Pets
Benny and I were featured in the People and Their Pets section of the November 20, 2014 Sun News; featured in People and Their Pets and on January 8, 2015 too. My hope is that others will consider adopting shelter animals, especially those who may be less adoptable, like Benny. He was overlooked because of his black and white fur (studies have shown color influences an animal’s adoption).
John Muir Elementary Right to Read Week, May 16, 2014
On May 16, 2014, I had the opportunity to read A Home for Benny, Book One, in my children’s picture book series, Benny, the Tuxedo Cat, to Mrs. Gorey’s Kindergarten Class at John Muir Elementary School in Parma, Ohio. Read the article Celebrity readers, special events help John Muir, Thoreau Park students get excited about reading, to find out more about Right to Read Week.
Amandah Blackwell, Writer for Hire in Parma, Enjoys a Varied Workload: Five Questions
I was interviewed by Brian Byrne, Northeast Ohio Media Group for the Sun News section, Five questions. The article was published on September 27, 2013.