Lois DeSocio, 61, is a journalist with 30 years of experience writing and reporting for newspapers, magazines and Web sites. She’s been fully entrenched in the blogosphere since earning her Masters in Journalism in 2009 from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
She was a reporter for, and eventually an editor of, The New York Times The Local, their hyper local blog in New Jersey, and was the embedded journalist and consultant for Mobile Masters, the blog for Antenna Software, which was the “largest independent mobile specialist in the world.” Her work has also appeared in Newsweek, BuzzFeed, among others, and she currently teaches journalism at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
She lives in New Jersey. Her two almost thirty-something sons, Alec and Charlie, think she’s cool, but old.
Julie Seyler, 60, is a partner in a New York City based law firm. She specializes in trademark law, although art has always danced in her life. She started to seriously paint in 1995. Her abstracts, oils, watercolors and drawings, have their own room in her and her husband’s Manhattan apartment. You can peruse and purchase her paintings here.
She’s traveled all over the world with a camera (sometimes there’s an extra one hanging on her neck), and if the light is right, she will shoot: leopards in Botswana, tapas in Madrid, taxidermied rats in Paris, camels in Egypt, and of course anything and everything that captures her interest while strolling about New York City. Her photographer’s eye and her camera’s killer lens can take us down to the saucy bubbles and specks of spice that graze a dinner plate, will allow us a bird’s eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge, and will nail a flawless, orange, sunset at Chelsea Piers.
She’s lived in Manhattan with her husband, Steve, and their cat, the Boo, for years.