I am a freelance writer specializing in travel, food & wine and features. I have a degree in creative writing and have been writing for publications since 1995. I love writing. I love reading. I love anything with words.

Have a project you need help with? I am available for a variety of work either on an hourly basis or per project. I am available as a media consultant to write press releases and newsletter articles, make contact with local media, advise you on what stories may be of interest to the media, ghostwrite blog posts, columns or books and to edit/proofread any written material.

Samples of my work

Heather Young’s writings
Kiddos A Go-Go!

Atascadero Colony Days (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
Fig Good Food (San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide, Fall 2014)
Brown Butter Cookie Co. in Cayucos is a must stop (Wine Coast Country, Aug. 28, 2013)

Food & Wine
LXV Winery offers an experience like no other (Medium, Jan. 15, 2018)
Downtown Paso Robles gets a new wine tasting room (Paso Robles Daily News, Jan. 29, 2016)
Rock Star Winemaker: Daniel Daou (VINO, March 2012)

Brittany App is Making a Documentary about Water (Paso Robles Magazine, Page 23, April 2016)
Enrique Torres: Working his way from the cellar to producing his own wine (Journal Plus, March 2016)
Tea is good for you (Information Press, September 2014)
Little girl fights tumor in heart (Paso Robles Daily News, Aug. 7. 2014)
Catherine Ryan Hyde: Well Known Author Refused to Give Up (Information Press, March 2014)
Artist Inspires Women With Mixed Media (Information Press, March 2014)
Abbey Onikoyi’s Colorful African Spirit (Information Press, February 2014)
Residents put in sweat equity for homes (Atascadero News, Feb. 20, 2013)
Thayer saves woman’s life (Atascadero News, May 7, 2012)

Atascadero to discuss allowing limited medical marijuana cultivation (A-Town Daily News, Feb. 15, 2016)
Oak Park seeks farm workers for subsidized housing (Paso Robles Daily News, April 23, 2015)
Supervisors vote to restrict water exportation (Paso Robles Daily News, April 21, 2015)

Murder suspect now being held without bail pending trial (Paso Robles Daily News, April 20, 2015)
Robbery suspect still at large (Atascadero News, Feb. 27, 2013)
4-year-old found safely (Atascadero News, Aug. 19, 2011)

Stop Taking Water for Granted (Information Press, September 2014)
Action or inaction (Information Press, August 2014)