About Sandra Bilbray

I am a nationally-published writer with more than 15 years of experience, a social media content expert and the owner of The Media Concierge, a company dedicated to creating professional content for authors, speakers, and business and thought leaders. My work has been published in Huffington Post, Forbes, Live Happy, SUCCESS,  Executive Travel, MariaShriver.com and MindBodyGreen. I also am widely published across the Web under my maiden name, Sandra Bienkowski.

As the former columns editor for SUCCESS magazine, some of my high-profile interviews included CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, actor Gary Sinise, O magazine columnist and author Martha Beck, and renowned self-development expert Wayne Dyer. Other notable interviews included John Assaraf, Ken Dychtwald, Harvey McKinnon, Tony Romo, Ken Blanchard and Jean Chatzky.  (Click on my portfolio to review my clips.)

Currently I am a contributing editor to Live Happy magazine where I have interviewed well-known happiness expert and best-selling author, Gretchen Rubin and Parenthood actress and celebrity Monica Potter, as well as numerous positive psychology experts. I manage Live Happy’s Pinterest page and grew the followers from 400 to more than 4,000 in one year. I also write book summaries in each issue of Live Happy magazine, and write regular digital content for Live Happy online.

I work closely with the digital marketing and publicity firm, FSB Associates, helping authors to create blogs and repurpose existing content to gain publicity for their brands and books. I worked with FSB owner, Fauzia Burke on creating her book, Online Marketing for Busy Authors which will be published by Berrett-Koehler next year. Working with Fauzia, I also created digital marketing course materials for authors, as well as numerous blogs for national media outlets.

Previously I worked as the editorial and social media director for national fitness trainer Chris Freytag, growing her community and generating content for her website Get Healthy U, her social media platforms, her weekly newsletter and for her content partners including Prevention magazine, ACE, Life Fitness, Mercola and About.com. I created numerous content ideas and wrote blogs, ebooks, tip lists, website copy and articles. Leading Chris Freytag’s social media strategy for her Facebook business page, I wrote social media posts that went viral and ran giveaways. Her Facebook followers grew from 13,000 in 2012 to 230,000 in 2015. Her subscriber list also grew more than 400 percent in that same time period.

I have an expertise and passion for writing about personal growth, happiness, wellness and fitness. I love inspiring people to live more fulfilling lives.

I live in the picturesque mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina with my two beautiful twin girls Sydney and Riley and the love-of-my-life, my husband, Reed Bilbray. When I am not chasing our girls, I love reading, jogging, drinking red wine, and baking.

Contact me by sending a note to: sandra@themediaconcierge.net

Follow me on Twitter @SandyBienkowski

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” –Jim Rohn