My name is Vera Lawlor and I am a seasoned freelance writer with experience writing blogs, website content, newsletters and articles for online and print newspapers and magazines. I cover a broad range of topics including animal welfare, pets, education, health, fitness, the environment, spirituality, holistic living, home and family, outdoor activities, and interior design. My work has been published in The Record and Herald News in New Jersey and the Times-Herald Record in New York. In addition, I have written for several magazines including (201) Family, (201) Health, New York Spaces, Bergen Health & Life, NJ Cops, Lifetime, The Special Parent, and Chiropractor Monthly. 

My special area of interest is pets and animal welfare and protection. I was the Pet Columnist for (201) Family magazine for more than 15 years and also wrote pet and animal welfare articles for The Record newspaper, The Animal Companion and Bone-A-Fide Mutts magazines, as well as for PetPlanet.com. I am the recipient of a Gold Award from the Parenting Publications of America, a Certificate of Merit Award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and a Certificate of Excellence Award from the Cat Writers’ Association Inc.