Bio/Media/Contact

BIO:

Doreen McGettigan

As the President of Intrepid Marketing Inc. Doreen consults and coaches on all things writing, publishing and marketing.

She started her writing career as a feature’s writer and journalist for several Philadelphia area newspapers. She is a sought- after ghostwriter, speaker, a best-selling author and an award-winning blogger.

A member of the SCORE’s speaker bureau, Doreen facilitates seminars on creative marketing solutions and public relations for small businesses and a seminar on Books are the New Business Card.

As the facilitator of the Press Club’s Professional Development series she presented seminars and workshops along with the biggest names in local radio, tv and print media on writing, communications, blogging, networking and social media. She served on the Press Club executive board for (8) years. Doreen is an active member.

She taught Publishing at Delaware County Community College and teaches two community education classes (writing & social media for small business) each semester for the Swarthmore School District.

Doreen has spoken (speaks) at many writer’s, blogger’s, women’s and business conferences across the country including SCBWI; ASJA, BAM (Blogger’s at Midlife,) The Association of University Women, The RISE Conference and the Philadelphia Writers Conference. She is a speaker for IEEE Conferences (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) which is the largest professional organization in the world, and for WIE (Women in Engineering.) She speaks to and mentors University students on soft skills, writing, elevator pitches, the women who came before us and the importance of networking and volunteering in their communities, in person.

She volunteers with senior citizen women’s groups, holding workshops for them on the importance of and how to keep memories for the next generation.

She writes features for the popular online women’s magazine 1010 Park Place.

Doreen is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, on their book club committee and frequently sits on panels.

She is on the executive board of Family Promise, a national organization supporting homeless families with the goal of permanent, sustainable housing. Doreen is the chair of their fundraising efforts and public relations.

As an active member of Fem City she connects with and supports entrepreneurs.

As a former executive board member (8 years) of NOVA (Network of Victims Assistance) Doreen chaired their annual fundraiser (raising a million dollars,) and worked with victims of sexual assault and violent crimes.
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Her first book, Bristol boyz Stomp is the true story of the random road rage murder of her brother, musician David Albert.
The Stranger in My Recliner is the true story of an 83- year -old homeless woman Doreen’s husband brought home one night. They cared for her in their home for three years.
Realize Your Writing Dreams/Tips on all things Writing, Publishing and Marketing will be released Spring 2020
The Father’s Pain is a narrative nonfiction, work in progress based on the suicide of her 17-year-old stepson. The plan is for this to be a must read for all parents, educators and coaches of preteens and teens.

Doreen has two sweet romance novels on submission.

She’s writing a women’s commercial fiction series based on a dysfunctional family and a beach house both suffused with decades of secrets.

She lives in Delaware County, Pa. just south of Philadelphia with her husband John.

Doreen and John have 5 grown children (2 more in heaven) and 13 grand children (their own little cult). Their lives are never boring.

Doreen: doreenb8@verizon.net  Phone: 484-575-6452

Please feel free to use these high resolution photos:

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Media:

https://patch.com/pennsylvania/media/dynamic-female-entrepreneurs-find-silver-linings-inspire-us

Dynamic Female Entrepreneurs Find the Silver Linings That Will Inspire All of Us!  

Smart Real Estate Podcast:

https://youtu.be/NI9LCnHDmuw

B-Radio Interview:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/b-now/2017/11/15/you-are-two-kind–with-doreen-McGettigan

Mentioned On Philly Chit Chat:

http://www.phillychitchat.com/2016/02/philly-gossip-do-we-ever-get-tired-of.html

Bucks County Courier Times:

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/life-style/literature/an-author-formerly-from-bucks-county-and-a-homeless-woman/article_babbd7c8-2739-11e6-97b5-1b2f100e58a7.html#.V07OLR7weqc.facebook

Doylestown Intelligencer:

http://www.theintell.com/life-style/literature/an-author-formerly-from-bucks-county-and-a-homeless-woman/article_4b904d7a-62c3-5e74-a2c1-b602111efd63.html#.V07Sx-rw-mI.facebook

Interviewed by Sara Livingston for Good News Books :

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/98215013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7li2NSDlok

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160311_Out_of_the_woods__In_Philly_suburb__a_true-life_tale_of_friendship.html

http://humoroutcasts.com/2016/humoroutcasts-radio-interview-with-doreen-mcgettigan/

http://delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2016/02/08/media_town_talk/news/doc56b8d321dd178930995282.txt

Link for Wis Lit TV Show

http://wissahickontv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=8cee817809f0d56eb8410c699fdc209d

Comcast Newsmakers:

https://youtu.be/RZp7YRJQlPI

Cucina Chatter Radio Show w/ Lorraine Ranalli

http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20120313/podcast-lorraine-ranallis-cucina-chatter

Happy Hour w/Annmarie Kelly 1/22/2016

http://wche1520.libsyn.com/happy-hour-1-22-16#5JQibk3ug9DBRGlh.08

Happy Hour Radio Show w/ Annmarie Kelly

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vgo6fk0xx47fteh/2.Happy%20Hour.Je20.%20Doreen.mp3?dl=0

http://makingmidlifematter.com/top-beauty-product-midlife-bloggers/

http://player.tout.com/tout/0y5zjz

 

 

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