My work has been featured in newspapers and literary magazines, as well as on numerous websites, including Salon.com, Mamalode, and Brain, Child.  I love both writing about my interests, and researching new topics.  An avid blogger, I never run out of inspiration.

In my personal and professional writing, I've covered topics like:


¬travel           ¬ France & French culture          ¬language           ¬ relationships                ¬ weird news 

           ¬parenting            ¬pop culture          ¬food              ¬loss           ¬teaching         ¬art       ¬books

¬ pets           ¬ history              ¬ Paris          ¬ current events          ¬ the expat experience         ¬ weddings



My blog on Open Salon got hundreds to thousands of hits per post. Unfortunately, Open Salon was shut down in March 2015. I promise it wasn't my fault.  


Here are stats for one of my favorite blog posts  - and one of my readers' favorites, too:





In addition to writing in my own name, I'm also an experienced ghostwriter. 

I've ghostwritten everything from e-books, to ad copy.  Some of my ghostwriting work has appeared in Forbes magazine. 

I love the challenge of, well, being a ghost of sorts, using my skills to create the perfect document in the style a client wants.  

Subjects I've covered as a ghostwriter include: 

¬travel                                        ¬animal medicine                ¬men's fashion

¬healthcare issues                 ¬product descriptions        ¬green burials   

¬business news             ¬esoteric topics                   ¬linguistics





Here's a selection of my published articles, as well as posts from my new blog at Medium.com:

¬"Walking Lessons"

¬"Is Paris burning?"

¬"How to have the ultimate Western experience"

¬"Five Weird and Wonderful Ways to Spend an Evening in Paris"

¬"4 Ways to Beat a Language Barrier"


¬"Why it may be better to take a backpack on your next trip!"

¬"Five Delicious Things to Eat in Lyon"

¬"The Benefits of Bubble Baths"

¬"Eating in France: The Crime of Veganism"

¬"Baldwin's Book Barn"

¬"Maybe You Don't Need Social Media to be Successful"

¬"A Few Cups Too Many"

¬"Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise" 

¬"An American in Paris Sets the (Back)Stage for 'Tartuffe'"

¬"Les Pavés de Paris" 

¬"No More 'Mademoiselle' " 

¬"An American in Paris Explains Jean Dujardin and His Oscar Win" 

¬"An Interview with Marc Legoux"/"Quelques Questions pour Marc Legoux"

¬"Whale Watching in Paris"

¬"Five reasons animals make the best bridesmaids"

¬"My mysterious son"

¬"How to..."




Here's what some of my clients have to say:

Alysa is a fluid, elegant writer, and the cultural and history pieces she has contributed to my website have been among the site's most viewed stories. While I'm impressed with her talent, what really sets Alysa apart is her conscientiousness, her seemingly endless stream of creative ideas, and her passion for her work. Working with Alysa, I know all I have to do is give her a concept, and she will take it somewhere interesting and thought-provoking, and get it back to me well ahead of deadline. Sally Allen, Editor, Hamlet Hub.Com/Westport

Working with Alysa as a regular feature writer for The Bugle newspaper is a delight. Her in-depth knowledge and passion for French culture really come across on the page and her pieces have proved a big hit with our readers. She has a meticulous eye for detail and an obvious pride in her work. -Steve Martindale, Editor, The Bugle