- Scrapbooks, Quilts, and Crafts. Connie has written about scrapbooking, quilting, and crafts for both the consumer and business markets. Her craft-related articles have been published by Creating Keepsakes, Ancestry, Craftrends, Kids Crafts, Memorytrends, PaperCrafts, Stamp It!, Creative Jewelry, The Quilter, and Utah Homes & Garden.
- Travel. Connie was part of the MSN travel reporting group. Her travelwriting has also been published by CNNtravel.com, Brigham Young University Alumni Magazine, Zions Community Magazine, and Northstar Travel Media.
- Business Writer. Connie has written for business magazines such as Community, Connect, and Utah Business. Topics include healthcare heroes, digital animation, insurance brokers, after-care for heart attack patients, college savings accounts, the future of radio, and big-name lawsuits.
- Trade and Custom Publications. Connie was a regular contributing writer for Craftrends and Memorytrends magazines, trade publications for retail store owners. Topics included point-of-sale systems, online education, retail store display, and manufacturers with retail backgrounds. She also writes for custom publishers with client magazines across the country.
- B.A. English. Summa Cum Laude, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, 1997.
- Contributing Editor for Stamp It! Magazine and Creative Jewelry Magazine, consumer publications owned by CK Media group, and PC Gourmet, a craft and party planning book also published by CK Media.
- Contributing Writer for Craftrends and Memorytrends magazines, trade magazines owned by the CK Media group.
- Instructor. Connie taught generational marketing and color trends to retail business owners at the annual Memorytrends convention.
- Teacher. Connie has taught magazine writing through the University of Utah's extension program, at the annual conference of the League of Utah Writers, and to school and community groups.
Connie has been freelancing for fifteen years. Her publication credits include Ancestry Magazine, ByLine, BYU Alumni Magazine, Connect, Community, Crafts, Craftrends, Creating Keepsakes, Digital IQ, Memorytrends, MSN.com, The New Era, Northstar Travel Media, PaperCrafts, PC Gourmet, The Quilter, Radio Digest, Stamp It!, Utah Business, Utah Family, Utah Homes & Garden, and many other print and online publications. Most of her credits are not available online; please contact Connie for additional clips and credits.
- "What to Wear: Professional Style that Speaks for You." Connect, July 2007. "When it comes to dressing for the office, we live in confusing times. Casual Friday has migrated to fill much of the workweek. And women are faced with a myriad of choices . . ..
- "Friends in Room 102." The New Era, August 2004. "Friendly smiles welcome visitors in room 102 as they would in most any seminary classroom, but this class is far from ordinary. Half of these students are special-needs students with an array of mental and often physical challenges. The other half are Seminary Friends, high school students who volunteer to help their assigned partners settle into class, understand the scriptures, and make new friends . . ."
- "The Legacy of Heritage Scrapbooks." Ancestry Magazine, July/August 2003. "Our grandmothers kept memory books, heavy albums with black pages covered with mementos of events, newspaper clippings, and pictures of movie stars. Our grandmothers' photo albums looked much the same, with wavy-edged photographs placed carefully between photo corners . . ."
- "Polynesian Cultural Center." Brigham Young Magazine, Spring 2001. "I don't just hear the drums beating--I feel them echoing in my rib cage, and my pulse keeps tempo. Jope Marsilino, a BYU-Hawaii student and my guide, leads me toward the sound along a palm-shaded path. The splash of canoe paddles in the lagoon, the hot Hawaiian sun, and the scent of plumeria on the ocean breeze all send the same message: We're in paradise . . ."
- "Animating a Digital World." Wasatch Digital IQ, May 2004. When he earned his degree in illustration from BYU, Chris Creek thought he'd teach art classes or paint art for magazines or medical textbooks. But that was before Ally McBeal needed a dancing baby . . ."