“Marcia Duffy's reputation as a highly skilled writer is well deserved.
My experience when I was editor of Restaurants & Institutions magazine
was that she is a quick study, a thorough researcher, an insightful
interviewer and a swift, accurate and engaging writer. She listens,
she meets deadlines and she exceeds expectations.” -- Scott Hume, editor

“Marcia is a top-notch writer who consistently provides clean, thorough copy. Her stories are well written, well researched
and well thought out. She never misses a deadline and is always available when you need her. You can confidently give her
any assignment and know that you'll receive high quality work.” -- Troy Sympson, editor (Smart Business Magazine)

“Marcia represents everything an editor looks for in a freelance journalist -- dependability, excellence and on-time delivery. She is truly a go-
to person when we need an assignment done quickly and done right.” -- Dustin Klein, editor (Smart Business Magazine)

           





"I just returned from an extended business trip to find your email awaiting me. I so enjoyed your article. You did a wonderful job capturing all
sides of the story. It’s so refreshing to find a reporter who uses such an even-handed approach. You gave your readers every bit of
information they needed to make their own informed choices. You should be extremely proud of your work!
You rock!"  -- Paula Langguth Ryan, www.fiqpartners.com

"Marcia was incredibly easy to work with and very professional ... first she asked me for all the supporting material I had and
then called me to conduct a short interview.  Within a few days she e-mailed me a draft and asked me for feedback.  It was
perfect.  She had captured the essence of my program and me.  I was delighted.  The bonus came when within 24 hours of the
press release going out I got 2 requests for media interviews ... I never had that kind of result writing my own press release."
--Helaine Iris | Path of Purpose Coaching

"Marcia, besides being a pleasure to work with, is possessed with a deep understanding of marketing and public relations, and this
understanding informs her writing every step of the way. Her love of all things New England along with her intuitive ability to bring seemingly
random elements into a cohesive and beautiful whole make her a very special writer, publisher and colleague. I often call on Marcia for
advice and collaboration with projects. She's a treasure!"
~ Nancy Salwen | Salwen Design Studios


For The Heart of New England:

"...(The Heart of New England) feels like a little  Yankee Magazine, but without the paper pages and the costly ads. But The Heart of New
England  has something Yankee lost long ago – innocence."
Review in Seacoast NH

"(The Heart of New England) is not just strictly travel stories, but stories on a deeper level that get at what this area means to people.'"
Review in NH.com

"...I just wanted to tell you that I love The Heart of New England, it is awesome!  I enjoy the articles and the recipes and the pictures....it is full
of useful information and interesting history and things to do and see.  Thanks for a great online magazine. I LOVE IT. "
~ Leslie S.

"To me The Heart of New England is just that...you have turned your website into what we all hold dear about living in New England..."
Audrey E., Maine

"I love your website...the more I read it, the more homesick I get. " ~ Joe B., Florida.

"I stumbled across The Heart of New England while surfing the 'net for  Maine stories and was impressed by the amount of information and
wonderful insights found from your writers.  It was like talking to my own  neighbors and swapping stories over tea."
~Debbie, Maine.

For Farm Stays Book

"Duffy's book is chock-full of practical information and sound advice for enjoying a safe and educational on-farm experience. Farm profiles
offer information on travel distance, accommodations, setting, activities, rates, food, a brief history of the farm, and recommendations for
local day trips. The basic farm animal facts enhance the learning promised through this unique vacation. You'll want to bring this book along
with you on your agri-tourism adventure. What a terrific way to help support small-scale farming in northern New England!”
~ Madeleine
Charney, Informational Resources Manager, New England Small Farm Institute (www.smallfarm.org) (and co-host of "Farm to Fork: The
Pioneer Valley's Local Food and Agriculture Show" WXOJ-LP - Valley Free Radio, 103.3 FM)

“This well organized book is more than a handy vacation guide. It is a warm invitation for families to sample life at its source, where food is
grown and time slows to nature’s pace. With glorious photos, tempting recipes, maps, facts, and useful links, author Marcia Passos Duffy
prepares any family for a memorable stay at one of Northern New England’s many working farms that welcome guests. Duffy, a mother of
two and lifelong supporter of the small farm, knows that parents truly relax when their kids are having wholesome fun.”
~ Jeanne Prevett
Sable, writer, editor, and author of Seed Keepers of Crescentville

“More than a book about farm locations, Marcia Passos Duffy has provided a guide to family experiences that you and your children will
never forget. A day or two on the farm is like a visit to a wondrous world of new sounds and sights, a world in a different time warp where
everyone has time to enjoy the people, plants and creatures around them. Often, after you’ve shared their farm, their dinner table, and their
way of life, your new farm friends will become lifetime friends, and you’ll be buying Marcia’s book to encourage the city dwellers in your life to
find farm friends of their own.”
~Jane Eckert, CEO of Eckert AgriMarketing

“I edited Marcia's work for more than three years while an editor at Smart Business Network. As a freelancer, she
always had her work in to me on or before the deadlines. The clients that she worked with all enjoyed working with
her. She researched her subjects fully and submitted very good copy. I would highly recommend Marcia as she was
able to write clearly on a variety of topics.” -- Dale Hlaves, editor
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