Twenty-nine years, one child, six cats, and several renovations later, we're still proud to call Royal Oak home. Our son, Nate, moved to Chicago after college, making us official "empty nesters" in 2008. My freelance writing career began here in Oakland County in 1984. I reviewed plays and films, covered art galleries and hamburger joints, and interviewed circus performers and business owners for several local papers, including the Daily Tribune and The Oakland Press. I've contributed to more than 60 national and regional publications, from The Christian Science Monitor to Reader's Digest and Better Homes & Gardens. I'm also the author of Writing Home, a memoir focused on home and family themes. While the book centers mostly around life in Oakland County, it won several national awards for creative nonfiction. I believe everything we do -- whether we're planting tomatoes, making vegetable soup, or building kitchen cabinets -- is an expression of our creativity. My mission as a lifestyles columnist for Patch is to uncover the beauty and richness of daily living. Right under our noses. Right where we are. Please visit my blog, Cindy La Ferle's Home Office, at www.laferle.com and read my "No Place Like Home" columns biweekly on Royal Oak Patch.
Cindy La Ferle commented on article "Barnes & Noble Safe for Now, Petitioner Withdraws Request for Liquor License Transfer" in Government November 19, 2013 at 09:51 am
Cindy La Ferle commented on article "Bar or Books? Royal Oak Officials to Discuss Future of Barnes & Noble Site" in Government November 14, 2013 at 01:50 pm
Cindy La Ferle commented on article "UPDATE: Group Focuses on Three Feral Cat Colonies" in Julie Glazier August 5, 2013 at 04:04 pm