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Lorraine Duffy Merkl is a published author, freelance journalist, and advertising creative director/copywriter.


She’s written three novels: The Last Single Woman in New York City (2022) published by Heliotrope Books, Back To Work She Goes (2013), and Fat Chick (2009), both published by The Vineyard Press.


As a journalist, her writing has appeared in The New York Times  (City Room, Tiny Modern Love, Metropolitan Diary, Cheering Section, Motherlode, Complaint Box, Loose Ends); Straus Media (Our Town, West Side Spirit); New York Observer;; New York Post; New York Press; New York Daily News; Adweek; Bustle; New York Family; My Daily, Fifty Is the New Fifty; The Frisky; The Washington Post; Huffington Post; xoJane; Nerve; Starpulse; Valnet (ScreenRant, The Things, Baby Gaga, The Talko); Cosmopolitan; The Huffington Post; Fifty Is The New Fifty; The Frisky; Good Housekeeping; Bustle; Motherly; Redbook; Woman’s Day; Seventeen; Town & Country; Purple Clover; She Knows;; Rebates; Quartz; NextTribe; The Ethel; The Independent; Valnet (Screenrant, The Talko, The Things);  The Girlfriend; Rachel Ray In Season; Newsweek; Shondaland; Zibby Owens’ Moms Don’t Have Time To Write.


Throughout her advertising career (freelance as well as staff) she’s also worked on products in the categories of fashion, hospitality, publishing, packaged goods, toys, real estate, home fashions, and pharma for such notable companies as MTVNetworks, HBO/Cinemax, Nickelodeon, Nick-at-Nite, TV LAND, United Media, VH1, Showtime, Comedy Central, Food Network, A&E Networks, Lifetime Television, WEtv, Columbia House, Peter Max Studio.


Lorraine Duffy Merkl hails from the Bronx borough of New York City. She received her A.B. from Fordham University. She currently resides in Manhattan with her husband, son, and daughter.



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