Dorothy Sasso

Freelance Writer

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Dorothy Sasso

Freelance writer, editor, proofreader and researcher. I am an Arts & Entertainment, Lifestyle and Health & Wellness writer. I write book reviews, event previews, personal essays and features. I am experienced in conducting interviews and covering events. I'm a pop culture junkie always on the hunt for new books to read and TV shows to obsess over.

You can find my book reviews at and learn more about my novel in progress at


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Q&A with The Hulk at this year’s Wizard World’s Comic Con

Jerry Milani, public relations manager of Wizard World’s Comic Con, said “Lou Ferrigno can pretty much go anywhere at any time and draw a big crowd.”. At Philly’s Comic Con media party, Weekender had the opportunity to catch up with the Incredible Hulk. Weekender: You go to a lot of these conventions.
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Up-and-coming Chase Bryant to open for Brad Paisley

On Feb. 16, country star Brad Paisley will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Opening for Paisley is up-and-coming musician Chase Bryant. Bryant comes to the country scene from an impressive musical legacy. His grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings, and his uncles co-founded the band Ricochet.
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On the Books: NEPA home-brewer heads to San Diego to compete in competition

Earlier this summer, Clinton Pickett learned he was the Northeast regional winner of Ballast Point’s 20th Anniversary Original Gravity Homebrew Contest. His passion fruit brew wowed judges and was selected as the winner out of 150 entries. Pickett will travel to San Diego to brew a batch of his fruit beer at the Ballast Point Brewery, where he hopes to be voted Best in Show and earn the chance to have his beer sold nationwide by the distributors and be entered in the Great American Brew Fest Pro-Am Competition.
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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco to make funny faces at F.M. Kirby Center

Jerry Seinfeld described comedian Sebastian Maniscalco as someone who “looks funny, moves funny and talks funny.”. On Feb. 11, Maniscalco brings his unique brand of humor to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The stand-up comedian has gained popularity for his observational humor and over the top facial expressions.
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Getting to know Michael Rooker

Ask anyone at Philly’s Comic Con about Michael Rooker and they will rave about him. Wizard World PR Manager Jerry Milani said Rooker is “ebullient” when meeting fans and gladly grants interviews and photo ops. “The Walking Dead” (Merle Dixon) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Yondu) star has acted since the mid ’80s, but these days, is most recognized for his role in “The Walking Dead.”.

Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

This weekend, among incredible live performances, Mrs. Claus is kicking off the holiday season at Peddler’s Village. Try skating at city hall or if you’re still hanging onto fall, check out Longwood Garden’s autumnal celebration. For foodies, the annual Beer and Bacon Festival returns to the 23rd St.
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Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

This weekend, whether you’re an athlete or a film lover, there’s something for you. The annual film festival returns for its 24th year, while the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta takes on the river course yet again. Also, enjoy some of the last nice weather with outdoor walking tours, markets and the first ever cheesesteak festival.
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Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

Where better to celebrate America’s Independence Day than in Philadelphia, birthplace of the nation? The city is offering a range of inexpensive and sometimes free activities for Fourth of July weekend. From bar crawls to fireworks, check out these ten interesting and cheap things to do this weekend in and around Philadelphia.
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Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

In case you haven’t heard, the pope is coming to Philly this weekend. Some residents are getting out of the city, others are hunkering down at home until he leaves, but some brave souls are excited to get out and explore the various papal activities. Check out our list of pope related happenings going on this weekend, and some events occurring outside the city if you’re staying away from popeapalooza.
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Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

As Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival winds down, this weekend is all about musical performances from a “popera” inspired by Andy Warhol to the premiere of a new cabaret space. More in the mood for dancing? The annual East Falls Bridge Dance is happening on Saturday night. Catch the final dates of popular museum exhibits, as well as new exhibitions honoring the papal visit.
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Dorothy Sasso

I have been telling stories my whole life. I was a highly imaginative child who was endlessly inventing creative games.

I started writing short stories very early on, and eventually worked up to starting my first novel in high school. While the book itself was highly derivative of the fantasy novels I had been reading at the time, my submission of the work in progress led to my placement in an advanced freshman writing class at Loyola University Maryland. At Loyola, I pursued a writing and history degree, which I earned in 2003.

My first job was as an editorial assistant at "Soap Opera Digest." Initially, At the magazine, I worked my way up to being the co-editor for "The Young and the Restless" and eventually "Guiding Light".

During my time at "Soap Opera Digest", I earned a Masters of Science in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12). Afterwards, I spent 8 years as a history teacher, but never gave up my love of writing.

I introduced a major research term paper into the 8th grade curriculum, as well as regular essays, which helped to hone my proofreading and editing skills. I also put together my own sourcebooks to use in place of textbooks, which were compiled from a variety of sources. This included a writing guide. Additionally, I helped to streamline a writing curriculum for the middle school History, English, and Science classes.

In 2014, I left teaching to raise my daughter. I had kept a book review blog from 2011-2014, which drew the attention of the Arts and Entertainment editor for the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. She brought me on as the paper's weekly book reviewer. Over time, my responsibilities evolved to include a weekly events preview for Philadelphia and New York, as well as a monthly Local Author Spotlight.

My work at the Times Leader included interviews, transcriptions, event previews and features on a variety of subjects.

I have also written for The Weekender, a weekly publication that is part of the Times Leader, Geekadelphia,, and

Currently, I write for She's It, a Lifestyle Technology website for women and for Geekadelphia, "Philly's premier geek blog, primarily covering passionate topics such as film, comics, literature, video games and technology with a local focus."

I am also working on a novel, The Maybe Baby Club. Visit to learn more.

I look forward to taking on more freelance opportunities in writing, research, proofreading and editing.



  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Research