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About Leah

leah-in-trees-close_hMy name is Leah Singer and I’m a freelance writer and editor. I’m known for uncovering unique angles and hidden gems, and then creating clear and compelling communication that creates impact.

As a Terre Haute, Indiana transplant from San Diego, California, I write stories about life “in the middle” to help people understand individuals living in Middle America and outside the coastal bubble.

How did I go from the Pacific Ocean to the Midwest? Read all about that here.

If you want to really know me, read this post. If you want to know why I write, this post explains it best.

I am the former managing editor of the Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network and San Diego city editor. My writing has appeared in USA Today, Indianapolis Star (IndyStar), Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Babble, Scary Mommy, Red Tricycle, Parent.co, Today Parenting, Beyond Your Blog, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Just Be Parenting, Edible San Diego, Terre Haute Living, Haute Life magazine, and numerous other national blogs and websites. You can find all my published work here.

In addition to writing, I worked as a marketing instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where I taught college students real-world applications of marketing communications and brand management. I also worked extensively in higher education, including as a speechwriter and communications manager for two college presidents at San Diego’s largest public university. And I had the pleasure of working at KPBS public broadcasting station. If you want more details on those jobs, my LinkedIn profile is the place to go.

My immediate family consists of my husband, Bryan; my 9-year-old daughter, Sophie; our dogs, Casey and Cody; and Tess the cat.

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and myself (“me time”), reading books and blogs, writing (including drafting my novel), binge-watching television shows, cooking, photography, running and walking my dogs.

Leah’s Thoughts is a way for me to journal, share ideas, essays, musings, frustrations, recipes, funny stories, and – most importantly – exercise my lifelong passion of writing.

Want to reach me? Send me an email at leahsthoughts {at} gmail {dot} com!

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25 Comments leave one →
  1. Karol K. Singer permalink
    February 4, 2010 10:53 pm

    Leah, I’ve seldom read such beautiful wriiting! You have a wonderful way expressing your thoughts – just the right amount of fun and seriousness. I loved your blogs about “Losing A Dog” and “Milestones.” You are a gifted writer and I can’t wait t read more :-D. Your Momma 4 evah!!!!

  2. Sari permalink
    April 2, 2010 10:48 am

    I love that you love quality time with yourself. “ME TIME!” Seriously though, totally digging your blog.

  3. Lena permalink
    May 14, 2010 4:33 am

    Thanks for linking to my blog! I have enjoyed reading some of your posts and love to meet fellow moms, ooks and communications folks! I look forward to getting to know you better on-line… and have a great weekend.

    Lena

    http://www.grassisnotgreener.wordpress.com

  4. July 31, 2010 7:04 am

    I found your blog today and love it! I just read your July 29 entry about bye bye baby monitor. You brought back memories for me, I remember when I that day came too it was hard to put the babies things away. Children grow so fast! I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
    Jill Shea

  5. March 4, 2011 3:16 pm

    Your blog is evolving, Leah! It looks beautiful and is enjoyable to read. You’ve inspired me to start a little journal. Thank you!

  6. April 23, 2011 7:30 am

    Hey Leah!
    Greetings and congratulations!

    Just wanted you to know, I’ve just bestowed upon you the Kreativ Blogger Award. You can visit my blog to see why!

  7. June 6, 2011 6:42 pm

    Great job !

  8. June 12, 2011 3:56 pm

    Hi Leah!

    Thank you for viewing my blog. You have a great blog as well. I hope I could be a pro like you.

    Have a nice day ahead!

    MJ : )

  9. June 17, 2011 8:31 am

    Gave you credit in my post today for suggesting Sunshine.

  10. July 11, 2011 12:08 pm

    Leah, I adore the way you write. So free flowing and easy. You create word pictures that trigger memories of my own. I especially like your stories about the earliest memory of the quilt and your interfaith wedding. I would love to stay in touch with you. I am writing my first non-fiction book, although I have published book reviews before. I am also a member of SheWrites.

    • July 12, 2011 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much! Looking forward to reading more from you too!

  11. September 11, 2011 1:54 pm

    Leah-this is a great site. I’m glad I found it! Lesley Mills

  12. October 31, 2011 6:29 am

    I love your posts and your writing style. I’m glad I found you through Susan of Coming East.:)

  13. November 1, 2011 7:00 am

    Miss Leah,
    How wonderful it was to meet you! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better and learning more about your life through your wonderful blogs.
    See you soon!
    Marsha

  14. March 20, 2012 4:24 am

    HI,
    Just gave you The Good Apple Award.
    Check out my post. Lisa

  15. August 13, 2013 11:41 pm

    So happy to find your blog Leah! So enjoyed reading this. I like I was in the store with you. Aw, life’s little lessons…
    So happy you got the necessities and a Chew for the dog. Chloe

    • chloedarlingkerr permalink
      August 13, 2013 11:43 pm

      … I felt like I was in the store with you.

  16. Marjolein Asher permalink
    October 7, 2016 2:02 pm

    Hi Leah,
    I saw your picture of the Witches Cottage for Halloween decor. I have just found the exact same item in our local thrift shop. There seems to be a missing part on the top of the roof, because there is a sharp wire attached in the opening. Would you know what should be attached to it? Maybe something spinning from the heat of the candle?
    Thank you in advance,
    Happy Halloween!
    Marjolein

    • Leah permalink*
      October 7, 2016 3:03 pm

      Hi Marjolein. Thanks for reading! There’s a little metal star topper that goes on the top. The heat from the candle is supposed to make it spin. It’s never actually done that on mine, but it’s cute anyway.

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