By Daria Blackwell

Over the years, I have written numerous articles for professional magazines in the pharmaceutical marketing arena and for sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I never thought to keep track of what I wrote until now. It's amazing how things accumulate the older one gets.  I always thought there weren't many photos of me until I collected 'a few' in one place. 'A few' ended up being quite 'a few too many'.  

And so it seems with things I have written. As most writers do, I find myself wondering if anyone has read what I have written. I have received notes from people on occasion thanking me for some bit of experience I shared with someone who learned from it and perhaps was spared the consequences that learning experiences often impart, especially those painful and costly ones. 

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Twitter for everything
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  1. Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way by Daria and Alex Blackwell 2015
  2. Happy Hooking. The Art of Anchoring. 2nd Edition by Captains Alex and Daria Blackwell 2011
  3. The Naked Truth by Daria Blackwell (a novel coming soon)
  4. The Unwilling Immigrants by Daria Blackwell (a memoir coming soon)


Articles about sailing

    1. Ireland in Autumn, Yachting World, April 2016, p.30-36.
    2. Apps across the Atlantic, Yachting World, December 2015, p.42
    3. Direct Strike, Yachting World, November 2015, p.76-78
    4. A brief history of anchors. Cruising Magazine September 2015 (in press)
    5. Navigating the Waters. Island Hopping. Gulf Coast Woman July 2015 p14. 
    6. Dancing in the Harbor.  Gulf Coast Woman July 2015 p30
    7. Racing isn't everything. Teach children to have fun sailing and watch the numbers grow.  Yachting World guest blog. March 2015
    8. Keeping the Fun in Sailing. Scuttlebutt Europe #3304 - 2 April 2015
    9. Close-up with Whales Yachting World January 2015 p50-54
    10. Anchoring: 6 tips for tricky situations Practical Boat Owner April 2015
    11. Women on the helm Irish Sailing Association website April 2015.
    12. Real World Communications for the World or Coastal Cruiser. Cruising Outpost Summer 2014, Issue 7, pp 77-80. 
    13. The West Coasts of Ireland and Scotland -- A Comparison. Flying Fish. 2014/2
    14. Anchoring -- To swivel or to twist, that is the question. Cruising Outpost January 2014
    15. To deploy or not to deploy anchor buoys? Cruising Outpost April 2014
    16. Why it's better for women to take the helm. Part 1. Women and Cruising Blog February 2014
    17. Why it's better for women to take the helm. Part 2. Women and Cruising Blog February 2014
    18. Dancing in the Harbor. Women and Cruising Blog. February 8, 2013 
    19. Sailing Master Secrets - Cruising Guide to Sailing Scotland Skipper Tips, 2013
    20. Protecting Against Chafe. Practical Boat Owner. November 2012.
    21. Estimating Scope. Practical Boat Owner. October 2012.
    22. Red Sails in the Sunset. Connaught Telegraph. September 18, 2012
    23. The Last Day of the Sailing Season, The Mayo News, October 9, 2012
    24. Chance Encounters between Ships and Whales. Flying Fish 2012/2
    25. The magical west coast of Ireland. Lattitudes & Attitudes Seafaring, June 2012
    26.  Real World Communications. Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring, Issue 139. 2012
    27. Atlantic Spiral Part 2. Flying Fish 2012/1
    28. Atlantic Spiral Part 1. Flying Fish 2011/2
    29. Seven Seas University.  Lattitudes & Attitudes Seafaring, July 2011
    30. Storms wreaking havoc. The Mayo News June 7, 2011
    31. Classic Winners: Roy Boughton and Guiding Light Cruising World April 2011
    32. The Volvo Ocean Race - An unexpected Cruiser's Mecca. Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring June 2011
    33. Sailing for the Good of the Earth. Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring, Issue 136. 2011
    34. The Darker Side of Cruising. Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring, Issue 133. Jul/Aug 2011
    35. Home is Where the Heart Is. PBO Ireland Special.  Practical Boat Owner, August 2011
    36. Uncanny Encounters of the Bowman Kind. Cruising World, June 2011
    37. Spuds we like.  Practical Boat Owner, September 2011. 
    38. Anchoring Made Easy.  Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring Nov/Dec 2010
    39. Crossing the North Atlantic - Aleria's journey home.  Latitudes & Attitudes Seafaring April 2010.
    40. Handy Gauntlet Classic Boat July 2010
    41. Scuttlebutt News: They did it in Galway. Scuttlebutt USA. June 16, 2009. 
    42. The Journey of Aleria. WindCheck, December 2008.
    43. Bowman 57. Quite the Ketch. Cruising World, May 2007. 
    44. A Show to Remember. Offshore. March 2005.

    Articles about pharma marketing & leadership

    1. The Adherence Fight: A TKO? Pharmaceutical Executive, Aug 1, 2011 
    2. Personal Exchange, Daria Blackwell, Marketers Exchange, August 2011
    3. A profile of Daria Blackwell: the 2011 HBA STAR Volunteer, HBAdvantage, Summer 2011. 
    4. Emerging Issues in Leadership: The Case for Ethnic Communications. The HBAdvantage Winter 2009.
    5. Living by the Core Principles: A conversation with Ayse Cetinel, Managing Director Janssen-Cilag Turkey by Daria Blackwell HBAdvantage Fall 2009 
    6. How the US Navy is Learning to Retain Its Top Female Officers. The HBADvantage Summer 2009
    7. Lessons from the Corporate World, the HBA, and Sailing Across the Atlantic The HBAdvantage Nov/Dec 2008
    8. Chapter 4: Marketing to Ethnic Groups, in Case Studies in Niche Marketing. HCPro, 09/2008. 
    9. Connecting in an on-demand world. PharmaVoice, April 2008 
    10. Solutions to Bridging the Cross-Cultural Divide, PharmaVoice , September 2006 
    11. Cultural Competence, Medical Marketing & Media, April 2005
    12. Women Physicians: Waiting to Hear from You. Medical Marketing & Media, December 2002
    13. Becoming Woman Wise, Medical Marketing & Media, May 2001.

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