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Victoria Tilney McDonough


I am a storyteller.

I have had the honor to interview and write about some incredible people and programs over the years. There was Stephen King and John Cusack, Mary Steenburgen and Jerry Rubin from the Chicago Seven, Leiber and Stoller—who wrote the Elvis songs, Olympic snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s mother, and the Central Park Jogger. I have written about an archeologist, a world-renown expert in infectious diseases, an oculist who makes prosthetic eyes, an award-winning National Geographic photographer, an orchestra conductor, and an Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup-winning soccer goalie.

Some of the stories of which I am most proud have been with people walking upon landscapes of great vulnerability. Parents of children dying of cancer, people struggling with a “new normal” after a serious brain injury, parents who felt their child’s life would never blossom after a diagnosis of dyslexia, and war veterans who suffered multiple injuries and PTSD. These are just a few examples.

Whether writing or editing magazine features, web content, brochures, speeches and letters, or cover copy for magazines, schools, hospitals, websites, not-for-profits, individuals, and other organizations, I bring great creativity and insight to what I produce.

I have been published in The New York Times Book Review, Elle, Scholastic, Harvard, TimeOut, and FilmMaker; in many university alumni magazines; and on and the AP News Wire, among others.

I believe there is great power in telling and sharing genuine and diverse stories of people and places, programs, businesses, and ideas; they connect people and help us all grow and traverse our ever-transforming journeys in the world.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Bates College and a Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.

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