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Esther Avila - "Excellence in Journalism" media award recipient -  has more than 3,800 published articles and stories in trade journals, community newsletters, websites, newspapers, and magazines, including:

The Fresno Bee, Visalia Times Delta, Tulare Advance Register, Porterville Recorder, Madera Tribune, Tulare County Magazine, Discover Magazine, Overture Magazine, and international funeral industry magazines.

In addition to writing, she has recorded several television and radio commercials over the past two years in English and Spanish for the Bakersfield Californian.

The award-winning journalist enjoys writing about travel, American History, art, music, and human-interest stories. She especially enjoys covering marching and concert  band stories and has traveled with, and written about, marching bands on several tours across the country.

Esther Avila has a story published in the anthology, Stories of Strength. The book offers stories of encouragement and includes writings by Orson Scott Card, Wil Wheaton and Robin Lee Hatcher.   www.storiesofstrength.com  (Nov. 2005)


* I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Porterville Recorder, and especially the fine journalist, Esther Avila, for the exceptional reporting about the great band music in and around Porterville, and the man who influenced all of it, my father, Frank Buck Shaffer... - Frank Skip Shaffer, NJ / March 20, 2007
* There is a quiet, serene osmosis between an individual and her profession. Esther is not just a woman who happens to be a journalist. She is a woman who part of her being is being a journalist...Esther's accomplishments are awesome and intimidating... intimidating to those trying to break into journalism! [more] T ed Gross, Cobwebs of the Mind / Reflections about the business of writing, literary agents, publishing and marketing / Jerusalem, Israel / Nov. 02, 2006

* The Coverage of our 19th Annual Junior Pheasant Hunt was outstanding...
We have had two very good write-ups in your paper...reporter Esther Avila [is] an asset to your paper...It appears Esther Avila is a front page writer.
We really appreciate the coverage and such a fine job... - Dwight Chaddock, President, Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association, Porterville / Nov.22, 2003


 Esther Avila can be reached at:

avila93291@aol.com or estheravilareporter@msn.com


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