If you are going to send me a request via the US Postal mail please send with at least 30 days notice. If you are going to send me a flyer or the documents that you are using to sell ad space or tickets please include a note requesting coverage or mark on the ticket that mine will be considered as a media pass. If that is not included I will consider it a request to purchase a ticket and unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to attend events for my personal pleasure.
If you send an email put “request for coverage” in the subject line and if you don’t get a reply please follow up with a second email. I typically reply to the email right away since I learned how to reply to my emails with my smartphone. I have become very connected to my phone.
Please do not send your request via Facebook or twitter I reserve those for personal use. If you happen to call me, I beg of you not to call the night before the event or the day of the event. Sometimes I do set aside a day or two for myself so I can do laundry, visit my mom and grocery shop. Some weekends are so busy with events I cannot attend them all, but I may be able to send a photographer. Trust me I want to be where you are.
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