PJ Gach used to steal her mother's WWD from her briefcase when she came home from work. Hiding behind the couch in the living room, she devoured all the articles--even the ones that she didn't understand....Hey she started stealing the rag when she was 11.
Destined to enter the sciences (really), PJ got last minute cold feet and went to a college that she picked by sticking her finger on a page with her eyes closed to figure out what the hell she was going to do with her life. Somehow, she ended up majoring in Communications and having lots and lots of minors. PJ was an editor on her college newspaper.
She traveled around the country as a radio DJ. Then she started writing for a local newspaper, a few months later wrote an article for a regional paper, then a few months after that started writing for SPIN.com and RollingStone.com.
Tired of being chased backstage by musicians, PJ transitioned from a rock writer to a fashion/beauty editor who loves to cover food, cocktails and pets. She's written about urban gardening and Op Eds for the New York Post, had articles published in XOJane, the New York Observer, the Daily Mail and Teen Beat.
PJ has survived numerous NYFW; only was trampled on three times. It's no fun when you're as tall as Yoda.
Has been a co-host for Dressbarn's makeover web series, was a reality TV show contestant (she falls down real good), talent for Vidal Sassoon videos (she can speak!), and has written, produced and voiced over scripts.
She was featured in the May issue of The Ladies' Home Journal. PJ was also recently profiled in CareerGlider.com, and has just written her first back of the book blurb.
PJ Gach has been on the editorial staff of national sites. She also is a contributing writer for national sites, and yes, you can contact her to whip up an article or create custom content for your company/site. Follow PJ on Google+, Twitter @PJ_Gach_Editor , and Instagram,
Send her an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen of Beer, Wine, Spirits & Parenting
Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer, editor and social media specialist, as well as The Queen of Style’s self-proclaimed Queen of Beer, Wine, Spirits & Parenting. There’s more synergy between those topics than you might think. She also covers technology, home décor, and everything related to geek culture for TQOS.
Dawn lives on Long Island with her husband, two children (one boy, one girl) and two cats (one boy, one girl). In her spare time, she studies meditation, reads business and marketing books, bicycles, shops, and volunteers for the elementary school PTA. She spends too much time on Facebook and Twitter and not enough time cleaning the house. If you live on Long Island’s South Shore, you may spot her sipping Pinot and watching her kids play at the Venetian Shores sprinkler park during the summer. She is probably simultaneously monitoring social media accounts on her iPhone and outlining her next blog post.
A former magazine editor who has covered topics ranging from accounting to paintball in print and on the Web, Dawn believes, like science fiction author Robert Heinlein, that “Specialization is for insects…” Okay, to be honest, she just gets bored writing about the same thing day in, day out.
Her work has appeared on the Forbes, Care.com, and Parent Society websites, and in BELLA – NYC, to name just a few. She has written for corporate clients that include Chase Bank, Verizon, Intuit, 5 Arch Funding, The DBL Center, Stewart Filmscreen, Fortress Seating, and many others.
Shoot her an email@example.com
Film Mistress or Queen of Flicks
Susan Leighton has been a cinema buff since birth. Her first words were "Action!" and according to her Mother her first sentence was, "Could I have some better lighting? I photograph really well from the left." When she isn't writing or watching films, she can be found seeking solitude hiking in the woods or searching for the best beach.
Send movie-related emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Goddess of Pups
Arlene Frooman is a native born Texan who adopted California for her home for twenty years. She is a former Special Education teacher. Currently living in Austin, Texas, Arlene is a self proclaiming barbeque expect and dog expert. She advocates for all dogs, but is specifically devoted to Corgis and maintains ties to both Corgis in the US and Russia. Her adopted cohort is Marnie, a corgi retriever cross.
Arlene loves to cover pet things (Marnie makes her do it), beauty, food and things that delight her.
Send pet related, beauty, food and fun things emails to email@example.com
Lincoln Chinnery III
Cocktail journalist & Man About Town
Lincoln C. Chinnery III writes about three things - Spirits, being a gentleman and anything nerd. You can find his most recent work at The Alcohol Professor.com. He's covered the New York City Comic Con since it first hit NYC.Contributed to InsideHook's Bartender Gift guide. Compiled a gentleman's list of Vodkas for The Gentleman's Gazette. Mapped out the best New York City cocktail bars for Chicago's VODA magazine. He enjoys Bourbon, Whiskey and aged Rum. After writing 35 Vodka reviews for various publications he has come to two conclusions - He hates Vodka and there are only so many adjectives for 'Crisp'.
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Sophie Blakemore is a blogger and social media consultant based in Liverpool, England. She’s an ex SAHM who started her own business before motherhood drove her to acts of interior design insanity (homemade curtain chords?) and inedible baked goods.
She’s an intersectional feminist and recovering fashion writer who never uses full length shots because she hates being judged for her incredible wardrobe. Of jeggings and trainers.
She writes at https://sophiesvoice.blog and for other outlets.
Now About TQOS....
PJ Gach runs this site with some help from other kickass queens and kings. All opinions are mine, unless an article is written by someone else. Duh.
This site covers food, drink, men and women's fashion, beauty, grooming, celebrity, celebrity fashion & beauty, pop culture, fitness, movies, art, and stuff. Stuff is a very technical term. In other words, we are in awe of the universe and would like to have it for tea.
Yes, like many other netizens, I am an influencer in the fields of fashion, beauty, grooming, spirits (alcohol, not the other kind), food and fun.
If you have questions about the site, would like a book, film, or product reviewed, have press inquiries, advertising opportunities, commercial opportunities, including branded content/custom content and/or brand ambassadorships please send the info to:
We're always on the hunt for freelance writers. Interested in covering pop culture, celebrity, beauty, style, grooming, cocktails, lifestyle, or have an essay you'd love to see the light of day? We're looking for straight, nonbinary, and GLBTQ writers. Send either of us an email with a short bio in the email, what you'd like to cover, a resume and an idea or two for an article. We'll get back to you.
You can also send me an email if you've a working TARDIS. Especially if you have a TARDIS.
Previous sponsored articles on this site were created for Estee Lauder, Physicians Formula Cosmetics, Vision Council of America, Rickshaw BagWorks and SkillShare.com.
TQoS articles are syndicated in Lucky Blogging Community, Buzznet, SheSpeaks, and BlogHer.
We're also mentioned on the press pages of a wide variety of companies, including Clinique, Nerium, LuxHair Wow and more.
As January 18, 2015 the audience breakdown is:
49.74% of my readers are women.
50.26% of my readers are men. ( we write a lot about cocktails, food and drink)
29.93% of my readers are between the ages of 18-34
30.06% of my readers are between the ages of 35-49
58.08% of my readers don't have children
27% of my readers make between 30K-60K
28.% of my readers make between 60K-100K
27% of my readers make over 100K
And we also get a huge readership from the UK, Germany, Belgium, and Russia. Why? They have good taste.
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