Bonni Brodnick

Wilton, CT USA

Professional Experience

Award-winning communications/branding expert: author; newspaper columnist; Huffington Post blogger; feature writer; copy editor. Experienced in all aspects of magazine publishing (from content to design). Stories include "Confessions of a Hopeless Night Owl"; "Popcorn Can Make You Insane"; "Squirrel Appreciation Day: Don't Miss Celebrating!” "Town Swimming Pools: A Suburban Paradise". Exceptional visual skills; excels in creative collaboration. Currently writing YA novel. Works hard. Has fun. Unfazed by deadlines.


10 Years
25 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
25 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
20 Years
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)


Other Work History

Huffington Post blogger; weekly newspaper columnist; Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.) - Director of Communications, Editor-in-Chief of Times of Brunswick; communications and public relations specialist; director of media relations for national PBS-TV series; branding specialist; all aspects of magazine development (story development, copy writing and design); currently writing YA novel

Technical Skills

Blogging and website management, AP Style, The Chicago Manual of Style

Foreign Language Skills

Proficient in French (studied in Aix-en-Provence, worked in Paris)

Computer Skills

Mac, Word, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Photoshop


Complete home office and mobility; digital camera and video


Available Upon Request


Co-recipient of Silver Award from CASE District I Communications for design and writing of campaign portfolio and collateral materials; Honorable Mention from CASE District I Communications for Annual Report calendar; Fiction Writers' Workshop Award for essay, "Cool to be Cold"


Former member, Writers Guild of America, East


Huffington Post blogs

As we get closer to the Academy Awards, I, like millions, am cramming to see every movie so that I can vote astutely and impress my husband on Oscar night. "Les Misérables" was first flick on my must-see list. I took my seat in the theater, looking forward...
Who's marrying whom, where and when is big news in June as couples across the country give the nuptial nod and promise, "I do." While "Pachelbel's Canon" racks up royalties, loving pairs walk down the aisle and pledge their allegiance to be faithful in good times and in bad, in...
It's almost turkey time. Conversations abound with how many guests are you having for dinner? What sides are you serving, and are you brining/marinating/smoking/deep-frying/steaming/grilling/rotisserie-spinning your turkey?
For millions of undergrad and graduate students across the country, their day has come. Graduation weekend, with all the pomp and circumstance, has concluded. This blogger, too, felt great pride as she watched her daughter, wearing a black gown and mortarboard, stroll into a stadium of thousands...
Several years ago, I got caught up in a trend and threw a "Paint Your Own Pottery" party for one of my children. As the group dove into their creations, I decided to join in. I grabbed a clay plate, layered on some paint with brushes and sponges, and in...
At a recent luncheon, an interior designer sitting next to me mentioned that she likes working late at night. "Clients think I'm crazy if I send a proposal or contract at two o'clock in the morning," she said. I had met a kindred spirit. I, too, have been admonished...
Who better to spend the weekend with than my 82-year-old mother and hip sister? We had initial plans to sleep at my mom's, go out for lunch, go out for dinner and after breakfast in the morning, leave for New York City and go to an art museum. This is...
It was 12:30 on Friday night when the telephone rang. Panic jolted my heart as I picked up the phone. Who calls this late? "Hi, Mom," my college-age daughter said. "Are you okay?" I asked. Laughter ensued. (On her end of the line. Not mine.) "Everything is...
It was bad enough emptying the drawers of his antique bureau when he went off to college. In a fog of reminiscence I bagged his old Cub Scout necktie; a clip-on bow tie; a handful of yellow BBs for his air gun; several single socks; a beanie from Africa; never-used...
Just when you thought we had some down time between New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, here's something worth putting on your Google calendar: on Monday, January 21, it's Squirrel Appreciation Day. I'm thankful for many things and my list runneth over, but I've never thought squirrels could be coun
More than 20,000 days into my life and I've finally found the word to change the topic of conversation. Anyhoo, the humorous alteration of "anyhow," came to light in 1945-50. The three-syllable informal adverb, which can be uttered sotto voce or stated...
From an aerial view, swimming pools are turquoise jewels amidst neighborhood landscapes. And whether the pools are in-ground, above-ground, on the roof, in the basement or at the country club, these welcoming aquatic basins have been attracting swimmers for thousands of years.


Colorful historic remembrances of life in Pound Ridge, New York from the rural 1920s to the swinging 1970s. Now in its second printing, the book features photographs by Fran Collin and graphic design by Gina Federico.