Donna Boyle Schwartz


Name: Donna Boyle Schwartz

Title: Contributing Writer 

Donna Boyle Schwartz is an avid writer with years of experience covering the home and garden beat in addition to out-of-home topics such as sports and local events. These days, she researches and writes editorial and advertising features on a vast range of home-related topics, including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends.

Expertise and Experience

Donna launched her professional writing career in junior high school, where she covered sports, school events, and local community news for her small town weekly newspaper, The Raymond Herald. In the years since then, she has become a well-known home furnishings writer and editor with leading magazines and newspapers, including stints as lifestyle editor and news editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News and as managing editor of Home Furnishings News (HFD/HFN). With her husband, David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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