Meet Sallie

Sallie Lewis Longoria is a freelance writer and magazine journalist. She has a Master’s Degree in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

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Testimonials

As publisher of the D.C. biweekly newspaper The Georgetowner since 1998, I have worked with more than 100 journalists, both staffers and freelancers. Sallie Lewis, who wrote many stories for the paper about Georgetown neighborhood events, as well as several food, health and beauty pieces, was among the most professional and talented. Her reporting was excellent and her writing was always clear and lively. Unlike many writers, she was also capable of adjusting her style to the nature of the piece (news, feature, service). In every way, she was a pleasure to work with. I recommend her highly.

– Sonya Bernhardt, Publisher of Georgetown Media Group

When I assign something to Sallie, I know it's going to come back fully fleshed out, beautifully written, and on time. She always has great ideas and she really understands the reader, so all the questions are always answered.

– Kristie Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief of Modern Luxury Dallas

Sallie is a terrific writer, and her unwavering enthusiasm and dedication to delivering quality work makes every interaction a genuine pleasure. No matter the project, I’m always confident that she will approach it with verve, committed and eager to go to whatever lengths necessary to come back with something perfect — and it usually is. Sallie makes my job easier, and I look forward to working with her for as long as her services are available.

– Scott Turpentine, Associate Editor, Andrew Harper Travel
“We reveal ourselves in the metaphors we choose for depicting the cosmos in miniature.” - Stephen Jay Gould
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.” - Amy Tan
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” - Gustave Flaubert
“Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” - Charles de Lint
“Writing is work, but it's also a compulsion, and once you get your characters on paper, you can't abandon them. You have to respond to them.” - Rosamunde Pilcher
“Good writing is like a windowpane.” - George Orwell
“If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?” - Joyce Carol Oates 
“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” - Joseph Pulitzer
“I always keep at it, because I have to. Writing is completely part of who I am. Even if I never published another book, I would keep at it - because it feeds my life and makes it richer.” - Paula McLain
“There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” - J.K. Rowling
“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” - Anne Lamott 
“It has always been on the written page that the world has come into focus for me.” - Mamah Borthwick