American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

I have some nice news this morning — The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) has a
“Weekly Featured Members” on the home page of their website and I’m pleased-as-punch to post that I have been chosen. Here’s how the entry reads:

Dorri Olds

Subject Specialties:
Essay, Profiles, Book Reviews, Entertainment, Travel, Dogs …
Books: At Grandmother’s Table; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tea Lovers; more …
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Periodicals: NY Resident Magazine, New Woman, Marie Claire …

Member Web Site
Member profile

Here is some info about this terrific organization:

ASJA is the only professional association focused on independent nonfiction writers. Members share expertise, ideas, opportunities, and inside information critical to success in a constantly changing environment. Through services such as a member-to-member rights and fees database, contracts and grievance guidance, and diverse educational programs, ASJA membership gives writers the confidence and connections to prosper. How to join.

ASJA also helps current and aspiring independent journalists, both to further their careers and better inform and educate the general public. Our Educational Foundation’s public programs, such as the Annual Writers Conference, the Personal Mentoring Program, and regular webcasts, offer a wealth of information and guidance for freelance writers at all stages of their careers.

Editors and others can search our membership to hire experienced authors and journalists, or post a free job listing at Freelance Writer Search.