I’m a freelance writer based in Seattle, Wash. I specialize in parenting and business stories. I’ve published stories in local and national publications, including Latitudes and Attitudes, AIR Daily, Gannett Suburban Newspapers (Now the Journal-News) ParentMap, The Costco Connection, What’s Up Annapolis, Bay Weekly and OnTap D.C. I am a regular contributor to ParentMap and The Costco Connection and I was a regular contributor to What’s Up Annapolis and Bay Weekly when I lived in Maryland. I write a weekly family-relationships blog called “Hereditary Insanity” at www.mariabellosfisher.com/blog. I was a national reporter and editor for five years, trained at Gannett and Inside Washington Publishers. I am working on a memoir and children’s picture books.