Marnie Macauley

Freelance Article Writer & Writer

Location:Henderson, Nevada, United States
2 Skills


1992-94 TELEVISION WRITER: As The World Turns
WRITING: Syndicated advice columnist “ASK SADIE” through Tribune Media Services to April 2005. Advice columnist, Singular magazine, 2012. Advice columnist and parenting columnist for the Tucson Citizen, through 2007. Storyline, Scriptwriter for the daytime drama, As The World Turns. Books and calendar publishers: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Workman, Longstreet. Author of Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother, A Little Joy, A Little Oy [Book and Calendars 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, The 10, 2010, Goyish vs. Jewish 2011 Calendar, The Joy of Jewish Humor 2012 and 2013. The Funniest Jewish Jokes Ever, 2014. Also: The Jewish Mother Calendar [2007], The Ultimate ***, Love and Romance Quiz Book (1&2), He Says/She Says, Manspeak: What He Says, What He Really Means, Men We Love to Hate 1997 & 1998 Calendar, Men We Love to Hate: The Book, The Ultimate Answering Device Message Book, He Says/He Means 1999 Calendar, Walk A Mile In My High Heels (Andrews McMeel), co-writer, Arthur C. Clarke 2001 Calendar (2000, Workman), Contributing writer/ columnist, LivePerson, Jewish Life and Style Las Vegas magazine, JWR, Roxanne, BLVDSLV, David magazine, and notably She was the Advice/relationship columnist for ABC Love Online (America Online) & AOL Entertainment Channel, Fox5, Jewish Thought, LivePerson. In 2012, she became the advice columnist for Singular magazine. Hundreds of articles published in magazines/newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, including: The New York Times, The Rocky Mountain News Co., The Argus Press, The Australian Daily Mirror, Theater Week Magazine, Women’s World, Woman, First, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Roxanne, Nevada Woman, Annabel (G.B.) New Idea (Australia), w/syndication through North America./London Times. Material includes: relationship features, popular psych, quizzes, “how-to” pieces celebrity interviews, theater reviews/ features (US/UK). Extensive investigative reporting, including a series on the Emmy’s, contracts, and daytime drama in the US vs GB. Novellas in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (U.S. and German) and Realms of Fantasy and Fantom (US and Russian). As consultant, title page credit, of revised Getting Organized. Editor, Best Organizing Tips, ‘95. Comedy writing for comedian Marilyn Michaels, plus editorial/writing consultant for other high-profile clients. Co-author, Become a Master of Self-Control: Meet Melly, Her Color is Mad, plus read-along, the first in the series of Camp MakeBelieve workbooks, and writer, musical Melly musical play, 2004.

RADIO SHOW HOST, Writer, Producer: Ask Sadie Live! KDWN720, a 50,000 watt station, with a reach from Vancouver to Mexico. Contributor, The Karen Grant Show, KSRK am, California

GAME SHOW: Creative consultant re: development of TV game show for Canadian company. Partner in WWG, Inc., [ with Roger Muir] a game show production company (TV game formats.). Created “OP Game” w/Nicholson-Muir (optioned by Saban Prods). Writer for five Nicholson-Muir shows/ Fisher Production Group. Talent coordinator for “Double-Cross,” a Nickelodeon entry. Consultant, 2007, for Wiggles CEO (Canadian), in the development of a TV game show based upon the board game “Don’t Quote Me.” Fact-based material in books and calendars above.

ON CAMERA/ON-LINE: On-line advice columnist for America Online (Entertainment “Daily Fix” area) and ABC Love Online (AOL), daily. Guest on numerous talk TV shows re: advice, book promotion, and as relationship expert, including: Guest on Fox News Channel —Bill O’Reilly, Mike & Maty, USA LIVE, The Pat Bullard Show, News 12. Relationship expert on The Mark Walberg Show, The Charles Perez Show. On-air segments/live segments on LIFETIME as movie reviewer; online/radio as advice columnist. Hundreds of radio interviews in the U.S., Canada, and Britain, including: BUSINESS RADIO, ENTERTAINMENT RADIO, BBC-White City, BBC-Ireland, Barry Farber, Bob Grant, John Wingate.
*PILOT: Host, consultant, DISCOVERY HEALTH

Producer, NY production of “Chili Queen,” by Jim Lehrer (MacNeil/Lehrer).

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING: Created branding/ad strategy for Re Cosmetics, 2009. PR/Celebrity promotion for PR firms in US/UK, e.g.: Paul Winner Consultants (UK), Pielle (UK/Worldwide), Goodwin, Dannenbaum, Littman & Wingfield (TX).

Expert service provider, LivePerson, providing on-line counseling services.
As Creative Partner in Camp MakeBelieve. The Project has won the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
As Creative Consultant to ABC-LOVE ONLINE, developed formats for the new site, including live auditoriums, live game shows, on-going advice area, relationship features/quizzes, humor, contests, hotline services, and publicity. The site, which began in December of ‘95, became the second most successful test site on ABC, measured by downloads and postings with demographics significantly weighted to teens and young adults. At the request of America Online, the advice column component provided to ABC, became a regular feature on its Entertainment Channel.
As Director of the Pre-Trial Services Institute, implemented criminal justice agency to initiate pre-trial services to Westchester County courts/ jail/ community through identifying defendants for release on recognizance and insuring court re-appearance through follow-up services. Scope: trained 75 staff to service 15,000 clients annually in 14 sites. Responsibilities included program design, PR w/government and the community, research/evaluation, budget. Successfully rolled the agency from federal to tax-levied dollars. At The NYC Correctional Institution for Women, as Director and Senior Program Specialist for the Department, created and directed new concept, Development Units, within the prison to ready inmates for work release/discharge, 90% with alcohol and addiction problems. Responsibilities included concept/program design, staff training, media relations, research/evaluation, budget. As Director of Work Release and Classification Director, designed program, trained staff, headed up media relations and developed business/political/community resources, monitored success. Clinical duties included punitive segregation area, disciplinary board, liaison between federal prisoners & federal authorities. Clinical: Clinical Director of “Bing”(punitive segregation area. Management: Drug and Rehab programs/counselors.

EDUCATION/TEACHING/LICENSING: Private writing teacher/mentor/consultant, post-Master’s supervisory seminars. M.S. degree in Social Group Work, Columbia University. B.A. degree in experimental psychology/research. Graduate/undergraduate Supervisor, Columbia & Adelphi Schools of Social Work. Teacher, N.Y.C. Correctional Academy. Curriculum committee, Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work. Developed oral/ written exam for post of Probation Director for N.Y.S. Civil Service Commission. Examiner for posts in P.R. and social welfare. Licensed Master Social Worker, 016482-1 (NYS) Advanced course work in gambling rehabilitation.

MEDIA: As The World Turns script(s) chosen for submission to Blue Ribbon Panel following Emmy nomination, Best Writing,and for the Writers Guild Award, Best Writing, Blue Ribbon panel member, Emmy Awards. Board member, Playwrights Preview Productions. Parent-child Workbook and Musical Play, “Meet Melly, Her Color is Mad” received The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, 2004. A Brandeis award (speaking), Las Vegas Jewish Center for Education, Media & the Arts, 2005, Gold Award for A Little Joy, A Little Oy, 2008 Calendar, Best Calendar Subject, National/International Calendar Association. Work Named one of Top Features on AISH’s Jewlarious site, 2008.

ADMINISTRATIVE/CLINICAL: Federal Exemplary Project Award for Pre-Trial Services Institute. Member, Criminal Justice Committee to Advisory Council, N.Y.S. Senate, VP, State Association of Pre-Trial Service Agencies, Board member, National Association,; Rockland County Headstart and Psychiatric Center Advisory Committee, 1974-76. Recipient, Judith J. Ginsberg Memorial Award, Columbia University. has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish-American writers living or dead (she’s deciding which).

She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Las Vegas in March of 2014
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