M.C. Coolidge is a freelance writer, editor, and public relations consultant based in Sarasota, Florida, with clients in her hometown and beyond — including New York, Phoenix, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Palm Beach.
Her weekly newspaper column, Sense and the City, appeared each Thursday in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from 2011 to mid-2012, and her opinion essays have appeared in the Op/Ed pages of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, and Bradenton Herald, among others.
As an opinion columnist, Coolidge has appeared several times as a guest panelist on the WEDU/PBS political television program, Florida This Week, moderated by Rob Lorei. She was the recipient of a 2008 Florida Press Award for humor column-writing and has won numerous “best of” awards from local magazines and newspapers.
Since 2006, Coolidge has conducted annual fundraising through her print columns and online readership to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota, helping collect nearly $14,000 to date.
From 2006 to 2008, Coolidge penned a weekly newspaper column titled “Reality Chick” for the Pelican Press newspaper. Select columns from that period were published in her 2008 book, Sideways in Sarasota.
Coolidge was a Stadler Poet at Bucknell University (Spring ’92) at and completed her B.A. (English Writing/French Minor) at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, summa cum laude.
She is a native Floridian and currently resides in Sarasota.