Writer, Editor & Speaker for Hire

With 25 years of experience, Lois is ready and able to meet your needs for writing, editing and speaking.

Check out her writing samples below, download her resume & head shot, and contact her at lois@loisswagerty.com.

Carlsbad Magazine:  HeartScarves article

Costco Connection:  Reality Reading;  Holiday Letter How-To’s

Leadership Network:  Taking Your Church Missional

More Writing Samples:

Lethal Weapon, Too

3 comments December 19th, 2010 11:44pm lswagerty

This article is reprinted from Today’s Local News, April 12, 200

By Lois Swagerty

 On my latest trip through airport security, I offloaded sharp objects from my purse, quarantined my hand sanitizer and lip balm in a zip-lock bag and was careful not to say “balm” out loud because, goodness knows, I would hate to be misunderstood.

I obeyed the overhead sign that said NO JOKES and shuffled through the line with nary a smile or a smart remark.

And when I got safely to the other side, I reached into my bag and promptly sliced my hand open on the edge of a file folder. (more…)


Stray hairs take it on the chin

Add comment September 8th, 2010 10:08pm lswagerty

Reprinted from Today’s Local News, 11.17.06 By Lois Swagerty

“I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows,” says comic Janette Barber.

What’s the proper etiquette for chin hairs? (more…)


The Spay Bus

Add comment August 31st, 2010 11:49am lswagerty

(By Lois Swagerty–reprinted from Today’s Local News 1.12.07)           

The hum of a special event filled the local parking lot. Balloons were flying, signs flapping, coffee urns flowing, orange-vested volunteers directing traffic— (more…)


Just Say No to Facebook

Continue Reading Add comment July 8th, 2010 10:07pm lswagerty

My daughter had forbidden me to join Facebook…


Letters from yo momma

3 comments May 5th, 2010 03:40pm lswagerty

Reprinted from Today’s Local News , May 10, 2009 

I only asked for one teensy gift for Mother’s Day. 

In an e-mail to my kids, I mentioned a book featured on my newest favorite Web site, www.postcardsfromyomomma.com 

“This looks like a must read—and it’s coming out just in time for Mother’s Day,” I typed and I sent them the link.  (more…)


The mother of invention

Add comment May 5th, 2010 03:33pm lswagerty

Published in Today’s Local News on Mother’s Day, 2007, this column was a tribute to my mom. 

My mother passed away in 1980. I think she would have loved some of the products invented since then, and not only the high-tech devices. I’m talking about everyday items, such as Zip-lock bags, that would have thrilled her to no end.  (more…)


Sweating the small stuff

Add comment May 5th, 2010 03:22pm lswagerty

Reprinted from Today’s Local News, May 5, 2006

Finally, my life has value. Like a stamped ticket stub from the parking garage, I feel strangely validated as a mom. 

After living more than 20 years in Carlsbad with my husband and three kids, I’m taking a look at how they turned out—the kids, that is. Maybe I’ve made a lasting impact after all. (more…)