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The proof is in the pages. Please scroll down to find a list of some of the magazines and websites that have featured my work. I’ve uploaded a slew of articles, in case you’d like to have a look at one or two. Just click on the links to download and view the PDFs.
“Some freelance writers fill pages with empty words. Maryann Hammers gives me the maximum meaning per word. She squeezes in punchy details and bright nuance when others fall back on some tired passive or cliché construction. Hammers is a real writer’s writer, and she clearly loves her work.” — Willow B. Nero, assistant editor, Military Officer magazine
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805 Living (I cover health, fitness, beauty, and spa topics and write the Mind Body Soul column for this upscale regional magazine. Click here to see my “Road to Wellville” story — a Big Sur road trip with a healthy spin. And here’s my story on reiki, a mind/body touch therapy.)
AA.com (website of American Airlines)
American Spa (click on Beauty at a Price to find out if wildly expensive facials are worth the cost and How Their Gardens Grow for my story about organic spa gardens. Here’s my recent piece on hydrotherapy.)
American Way (click on Wine and Dandy for my piece on Paso Robles wine country.)
Best Friends (I love writing for this worthwhile organization. Here’s my story on Cubicle Cats — maybe you’ll be inspired to adopt a cat at your workplace! And here’s my latest piece on volunteering for animals.)
Better Nutrition (Should you buy organic? Click here for the answer. Do health-food stores scare and confuse you with all those bins and vitamins? To learn how to master shopping in a natural-food store, click here.)
Bombardier Business Aircraft
Cosmopolitan (click here.)
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons (here’s a my recent feature on California weddings.)
Discovery Life (this is a custom magazine, produced on behalf of Discovery Land Co. I’ve written several spa/wellness pieces, like this one on the Joys of Yoga.)
Elite Wedding Collection (Planning a wedding? Learn how to “Spend Where it Counts” and where to save in this recent article. Also find out how resorts cater to newlyweds with fun couples classes, from wine-tasting to horseback riding, in my story titled “Love and Learn.”)
Executive Travel (here’s my piece on bootcamps.)
Figure (I wrote an advice column for this Meredith-published mag.)
Fitness (I wrote several mind/body quizzes for this magazine. Here’s an example: Do You Complain Too Much)
For the Bride
Get Active (I wrote newsy health items for this custom gym-goers’ magazine. Here’s an example.)
Hawaiian Style (click here.)
Health.com (here’s my piece on “Sweatiquette.”)
Hemispheres (I wrote about the Channel Islands for this United Airlines in-flight mag.)
Home Furnishings.com (click here.)
Hispanic (click here.)
In: Mind/Body/Life (My “Fun in the Sun” story , chock-full of summer sun and safety tips, is on page 6.)
Incentive (like Italy? Here’s my piece on the Amalfi Coast)
Lifescript.com (I was an editor for Lifescript, but I wrote my share of stories for this major women’s website, too. Here’s a story on Natural Ways to Fight Stress and Heart Disease and another if you Wanna Be a Vegetarian.
Los Angeles Times
Medical Esthetics (Your friendly neighborhood plastic surgeon will soon be hawking diets and weight-loss tools, as I explain in my Lasers, Lipo and Lifestyle story for this lovely trade magazine.)
Military Officer (I cover travel for this association magazine. In this article, At the Helm, I describe how to enjoy a vacation on a houseboat. And if you remember the Alamo, you’ll enjoy Exploring San Antonio.)
Natural Health (Click here.)
New You (Click here.)
Newport Beach Official Visitors Guide
One+ (this is the magazine of MPI, Meeting Professionals International.) Wonder what Boomers want? My story answers that question, at least when it comes to meetings.
Robb Report (click here.)
Santa Barbara Visitors Magazine (click here.)
Satisfaction (I was a regular contributor to this Chicago Tribune magazine for boomers. Click here.)
Selling Power (click here.)
Sunset (here’s my story on doing Beverly Hills on the cheap.)
Today’s Diet and Nutrition (I write a lot of health pieces, such as this story on statin substitutes. I write about pet health, too, such as this piece on cold weather pet care.) And here’s a healthy travel piece on Mendocino.
Town & Country
TravelAge West (Ah, Napoli!)
Whole Life Times (At heart, I’m a hippie. Wait, maybe not. Here’s my piece on luxury “camping.” )
Worth (click here.)
Your Tango Is your guy a narcissist)? Here’s a quiz to find out.