Mary Ellen Walsh is an award-winning journalist published in Newsday, New York Daily News, LI Pulse, Long Island Press, and various websites likeScary Mommy. Her Patch.com “MEWsings” column won awards for humor writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. She spent a decade in New York City public relations agencies writing for internationally recognized brands such as Glad® Bags and Pedigree® Food for Dogs. Walsh earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on a rock and roll novel Bridging the Sound. She teaches writing at various universities in the tri-state area and tutors students from 10 to 80 years old on how to write better sentences. She lives on Long Island with a rambunctious dog, Daisy, and her three children who are all musicians.