Happy New Year! The end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 was a busy time at PNM Media. In December, I toured a $7.9 million estate in Sunrise Beach, Mo. for a magazine article that will be published this spring. The massive lakefront property includes the main house, a guest house with a private one-bedroom apartment and separate wet bar and game room, a 50-acre horse stable and barn and an outdoor infinity pool. Believe it or not, the homeowners don't live here full-time. They split their time between this house and residences in Kansas City and Hawaii!
January started with a few assignments for Investopedia.com. I always love doing stories for this website because I learn so many interesting facts from the research that I do for each piece. A full list of my personal finance pieces that have been published on the website can be found here.
I also traveled to Osage Beach, Mo. to do another home story for a magazine. This time, it was a multimillion-dollar ranch that is tucked away on a secluded 150-acre plot surrounded by woods and a beautiful private lake. The property includes a 3,700 square-foot main house, a 2,400 square-foot guest house, a heated in-ground pool, a stable and an indoor riding arena. One of the best parts of the property is that it offers serenity and privacy, but is located only a few minutes away from shopping, entertainment, dining and other amenities. Although the home was large (5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms) and upscale (granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, slate floors etc.), it still felt very homey and comfortable. The couple that own the home raise Texas Longhorn cattle on the land and it was evident that they truly love where they live. They were so easy to talk to which made my job of capturing the story of their home easy and enjoyable.
January brought a new client for PNM Media. The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce hired me to write scripts for the awards ceremony that is part of their annual gala. It was a fun challenge to do a project that is different from my usual writing work, and I also got to learn more about the exceptional community leaders that are being honored at the event.
There are a couple more exciting things coming up for PNM Media as January wraps up. This week, I'll be working on a travel piece and attending a one-day conference on entrepreneurship. I can't wait to share more about both in future posts. Please follow PNM Media on Instagram @pnmmedia, @pnmporcshe on Twitter, and "Like" PNM Media on Facebook for photos and live updates from all of my adventures.
-Porcshe N. Moran
Hello! I am Porcshe N. Moran. My nearly two decades of professional experience covers print and digital journalism as well as strategic communications, content marketing and copywriting.