Journalist, Blogger, Social Media Manager
---Writing magazine-quality features for websites, blogs, and newsletters
---Developing a Social Media strategy for businesses that includes creating and maintaining a Facebook page, Twitter and Flickr accounts, and a Wordpress or Tumblr blog
---Marketing your business or event via e-news and press releases
Hire me as your Social Media Manager to start generating buzz and qualified traffic to your sites. References available upon request. Email hello[AT]triciavita[dot]com to start the conversation.
When I was the littlest carny kid with Colbert's Fiesta, I was a pro at calling the people in to play my Mom's Balloon Dart. Today I'm a New York-based journalist who has successfully pitched dozens of story ideas to the editors of national magazines. My articles have appeared in such consumer magazines as Art & Antiques, Islands, and Travel + Leisure, as well as the amusement industry trade publications Amusement Business and IAAPA Funworld.
I'm a contributing editor of Games (“The Magazine for Creative Minds at Play®") and have been a contributing writer for Luxury Log Homes & Timber Frame and Country's Best Log Homes, and a frequent contributor to the National Trust's Preservation. I've also written for custom magazines produced by Pace Communications and Haymarket Publishing.
I’ve worked as a literary scout in New York for the Japanese publisher Shueisha and translated One Thousand and One-Second Stories (Issen ichibyo monogatari) by the Japanese Dadaist Inagaki Taruho. The Ten-Woman Bicycle, a children's book, was excerpted in Ms. and published by presses in England, Holland and Sweden. My work has been translated into seven languages.
In 2009, I launched the blog Amusing the Zillion as a personal project. It has since become a leading source for news about Coney Island, garnering frequent mention of “as first reported by” and links to all of the New York dailies and many blogs.
Charitable competitions produce remarkable feats of Canstruction®
Greetings from Coney Island!
A former carny kid casts an insider's eye on the world's most famous beach amusement park
Bet on the Thin Guy
Upon examining recent advances in speed-eating techniques, we would like to offer you the following advice...
An Empire State carousel maker's dream machine is almost set to spin
Searching for the spirit of the great escape artist in his American hometown
Step Right Up!
For one fairground art collector it's always a banner year
Sleuthing the mysteries of Gillette's Castle in Connecticut
Log Home Lifestyle
Milled logs of northern white pine from Quebec's Outaouais forest and a holistic design system that originated in India come together in a Vedic-style chalet in the cornfields of Iowa
Blossoming in the Blue Ridge
A city girl finds a new lifestyle, a new career, and recognition as an artist in a picturesque mountain town
A Natural Beauty
A red cedar home blends perfectly with its surroundings in Montana's Stillwater Valley
Stories for Children
The Ten-Woman Bicycle
"A tribute to the role of the bicycle in women's history...humorously told...wittily illustrated," Children's Book Bulletin (UK)
One Thousand and One-Second Stories
A gem of early modernism by the Japanese Dadaist Inagaki Taruho