Portfolio

In addition to editing and maintaining this blog, I keep busy with assignments from national magazines, retails brands, publishers, and local media. I am excited to share some of my published work with you here.  I would describe my style as easy, relatable, informative, and funny. I like to share stories that will make life more inspiring and adventurous. Think I can help you whip up something for your website, blog, newsletter, how-tos, magazine? Please reach out at chikapatel@gmail.com and I will be happy to share more details!

All content on this blog, text and pictures, need permission before being shared or republished. Please email me at chikapatel@gmail.com to find out more.

Monthly Book Reviews for new titles at BookPage which has over 400,000 nationwide subscribers

  • Author Interview with Sara Baume. Published April 2017

http://bookpage.com/interviews/21221-sara-baume#.WPd4TlPyv5a

  • Phillip Lewis’ The Barrowfields. Published April 2017

http://bookpage.com/reviews/21088-phillip-lewis-barrowfields#.WPd38VPyv5Y

  • Jade Chang’s The Wangs Vs. The World. Published October 2016

https://bookpage.com/reviews/20400-jade-chang-wangs-vs-world#.WKSZXRIrL5Y

National & Local Magazines and Websites

  • The Green Chair Project Published 4/2017. Issue 129. Downtowner Magazine

http://www.welovedowntown.com/Downtowner-Magazine-Issue-129.pdf

  • 20 Best Places to Live in the US. Published 3/2/2016

http://realestate.usnews.com/places/north-carolina/raleigh-durham

Photography and Profile for Raleigh-Durham which is ranked #4 on the list.

  • Entertaining with Kids. Published 8/8/2015

http://www.mygirlfri.com/entertaining-with-kids/

  • The International Lap-Child. Published 11/1/2014

http://npnparents.org.s3.amazonaws.com/p2pdocs/npnp2pvol34no3final.pdf

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Contract Staff Writer for Life Aspire, LLC’s inspirational network of websites getting over 25 million unique visitors per month.

Thoughtful and SEO focused blog posts for retail bag company, Po Campo

  • Hail To The Female Olympians. Published 8/17/2016

http://www.pocampo.com/blogs/all/hail-to-the-female-olympians

  • Summer Road Trips Revisited. Published 7/20/2016

http://www.pocampo.com/blogs/all/summer-road-trips-revisited

 Favorite Posts from The AntiBland Chronicles

  • Search for the Best Croissant in Raleigh, NC

https://theantibland.com/2016/05/09/the-search-for-the-best-croissant/

  • Baking with Kids

https://theantibland.com/2016/05/19/baking-with-kids/

  • Travel Tips for a Fun Family Vacation

https://theantibland.com/2015/02/11/family-travel-tips/

  • Travel Notes from New Orleans

https://theantibland.com/2016/05/02/new-orleans-part-i/

  • Lisbon on my mind

https://theantibland.com/2015/05/25/thinking-of-lisbon/

  • Viva Mexico

https://theantibland.com/2016/02/01/playa-del-carmen-travel-notes/

https://theantibland.com/2016/01/29/viva-mexico/

  • Favorite Recipes

https://theantibland.com/2016/05/03/it-took-a-coq-au-vin/

https://theantibland.com/2016/02/23/indian-food-spiced-cauliflower/

https://theantibland.com/2014/01/03/birthday-celebrations/

  • Personal Essays from back when I used to run! 

https://theantibland.com/2009/05/22/whos-that-idiot/

https://theantibland.com/2008/02/29/7-miles/

https://theantibland.com/2009/02/26/oh-deer/