AWARDS

Lea has won prestigious national and regional awards for books, magazine, online and newspaper writing and research in the fields of education; real estate (commercial/residential/town planning); bridal; review writing; consumer writing; auto writing; public service; home decor; travel; health and fitness; gardening; business; research; and personal essays.

Books

National Federaton of Press Women – First Place Award - Mazel Tov!  (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

National Federaton of Press Women – First Place Award - The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award - Mazel Tov! (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award - The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

AND OTHERS

Education

Unity Award in Media – Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri

Top 75 Public High Schools – New Jersey Monthly magazine (with Jenny DeMonte)

Hildy Johnson Award for Story of the Year- Print and Electronic- Garden State Press Club /North Jersey Press ClubTop 75 Public High Schools, New Jersey Monthly magazine cover story

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award for Individual Achievement

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools

National Federation of Press Women - First Place Award for Research & Individual Achievement

New Jersey Monthly – 31 Great Elementary Schools . Judges comments: Exhaustive Research, presented well.

Garden State/North Jersey Press Club - First Place Award for Public Service - 

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools.

New Jersey Press Women – First Place for Individual Achievement - 

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

Culture Klatsch – Rutgers Magazine

North Jersey Press Club/Garden State Press Club- HM Public Service

New Jersey Monthly magazine Bang For Your Buck (School Spending)

AND OTHERS

Magazine Writing – Essay

National Federation Of Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Writing -

Women’s Household Magazine One Land , Two Hearts

New Jersey Press Women Award – First Place Magazine Writing -

Women’s Household Magazine One Land , Two Hearts

Magazine/Newspaper Writing – Feature Stories

National Federation of Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Feature Writing

Good Housekeeping Magazine - Getaway on Two Wheels

National Federation of Press Women Award – Third Place Newspaper Writing

The Christian Science Monitor – 3 Weeks Without The Tube

New Jersey Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Feature Writing

Good Housekeeping Magazine - Getaway on Two Wheels

North Jersey/Garden State Press Club -Third Place

Focus Magazine – World’s Biggest Car Maker- Matchbox

AND OTHERS

Business Writing – Magazines/ Newspapers

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award, Business

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) An Industry On Its Way Up

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award, Business

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Stay Tuned For Changes

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Burlington County: Crackling With Energy

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Middlesex County Changing Directions

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Morris County: An Emerging Mecca

New Jersey Press Women, Second Place Business

Entrepreneurial Woman magazine – Good Answer

New Jersey Press Women- Second Place Award

Entrepreneur Magazine – Not Now, I’m On The Phone!

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Business

The Star-Ledger, (Newark, New Jersey) The  State of Industry

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Business

The Star-Ledger, (Newark, New Jersey) Industry Leaders

The Society of Professional Journalists (NJ)  - Third Place

Focus Magazine - Harvesting the Garden State’s Financial Crop

New York Business Press Editors – Finalist

Business Journal – Doing Business In Series

Consumerism – Automobile Writing

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Deals on Wheels

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Ten Buying Tips

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Leasing vs. Buying 

Home and Garden

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Pooling Resources

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Taking the Alternate Route

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Warm, Inviting and Comfortable

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Wake Up Your Walls

 New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Open Space As a Family Place

Bridal – Magazine Print/Online

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

The Knot (online) Honeymooning in Turkey

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

The Knot (online) Honeymooning in Greece

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Award

The Knot (online) Ceremony Music You’ll Love

Additional Bridal: See also: Books (above)

Real Estate 

National Federation of Press Women First Place Award For Individual Achievement in Print

New Jersey Monthly – Our Towns–25 of the Most Livable Places in New Jersey

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award For Individual Achievement in Print 

New Jersey Monthly Magazine -(Cover Story)  Best Towns

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Award- Feature Writing

USA Today - We’re Gonna Make Your House A Star

AND OTHERS

Health

New Jersey Press Women – HM Feature Story

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Full of Life

AND OTHERS

Art Review

The Society of Professional Journalists – First Place Award

Princeton Living – Goya, The Art of Reason Exhibit 

Books

National Federaton of Press Women – First Place Award - Mazel Tov!  (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

National Federaton of Press Women – First Place Award - The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award - Mazel Tov! (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award - The Complete Book of Jewish Weddings (Kensington Publishing Corp./Citadel Press)

AND OTHERS

Education

Unity Award in Media – Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri

Top 75 Public High Schools – New Jersey Monthly magazine (with Jenny DeMonte)

Hildy Johnson Award for Story of the Year- Print and Electronic- Garden State Press Club /North Jersey Press ClubTop 75 Public High Schools, New Jersey Monthly magazine cover story

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award for ndividual Achievement

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools

National Federation of Press Women - First Place Award for Research & Individual Achievement

New Jersey Monthly – 31 Great Elementary Schools . Judges comments: Exhaustive Research, presented well.

Garden State/North Jersey Press Club - First Place Award for Public Service - 

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools.

New Jersey Press Women – First Place for Individual Achievement - 

New Jersey Monthly, Top 75 Public High Schools

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

Culture Klatsch – Rutgers Magazine

North Jersey Press Club/Garden State Press Club- HM Public Service

New Jersey Monthly magazine Bang For Your Buck (School Spending)

AND OTHERS

Magazine Writing – Essay

National Federation Of Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Writing -

Women’s Household Magazine One Land , Two Hearts

New Jersey Press Women Award – First Place Magazine Writing -

Women’s Household Magazine One Land , Two Hearts

Magazine/Newspaper Writing – Feature Stories

National Federation of Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Feature Writing

Good Housekeeping Magazine - Getaway on Two Wheels

National Federation of Press Women Award – Third Place Newspaper Writing

The Christian Science Monitor – 3 Weeks Without The Tube

New Jersey Press Women Award- First Place Magazine Feature Writing

Good Housekeeping Magazine - Getaway on Two Wheels

North Jersey/Garden State Press Club -Third Place

Focus Magazine – World’s Biggest Car Maker- Matchbox

AND OTHERS

Business Writing – Magazines/ Newspapers

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award, Business

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) An Industry On Its Way Up

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award, Business

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Stay Tuned For Changes

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Burlington County: Crackling With Energy

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Middlesex County Changing Directions

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award

Business Journal of New Jersey – Morris County: An Emergine Mecca

New Jersey Press Women, Second Place Business

Entrepreneurial Woman magazine – Good Answer

New Jersey Press Women- Second Place Award

Entrepreneur Magazine – Not Now, I’m On The Phone!

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Business

The Star-Ledger, (Newark, New Jersey) The  State of Industry

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Business

The Star-Ledger, (Newark, New Jersey) Industry Leaders

The Society of Professional Journalists (NJ)  - Third Place

Focus Magazine - Harvesting the Garden State’s Financial Crop

New York Business Press Editors – Finalist

Business Journal – Doing Business In Series

Consumerism – Automobile Writing

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Deals on Wheels

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Ten Buying Tips

New Jersey Press Women – Third Place Award

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Leasing vs. Buying 

Home and Garden

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Pooling Resources

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Taking the Alternate Route

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Warm, Inviting and Comfortable

New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Wake Up Your Walls

 New Jersey Press Women – HM

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Open Space As a Family Place

Bridal – Magazine Print/Online

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

The Knot (online) Honeymooning in Turkey

New Jersey Press Women – First Place Award

The Knot (online) Honeymooning in Greece

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Award

The Knot (online) Ceremony Music You’ll Love

Additional Bridal: See also: Books (above)

Real Estate 

National Federation of Press Women First Place Award For Individual Achievement in Print

New Jersey Monthly – Our Towns–25 of the Most Livable Places in New Jersey

National Federation of Press Women – First Place Award For Individual Achievement in Print 

New Jersey Monthly Magazine -(Cover Story)  Best Towns

New Jersey Press Women – Second Place Award- Feature Writing

USA Today - We’re Gonna Make Your House A Star

AND OTHERS

Health

New Jersey Press Women – HM Feature Story

The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) Full of Life

AND OTHERS

Art Review

The Society of Professional Journalists – First Place Award

Princeton Living – Goya, The Art of Reason Exhibit