Meryl Davids Landau


Meryl Davids Landau is a freelance writer, editor and fiction author.

For more than twenty years, I have written engaging, informative and entertaining articles, often on quick deadlines, for numerous national consumer publications, websites and corporations, especially on the topics of health, holistic health, family issues, general-interest issues, marketing and business. I am also a former magazine editor.

My work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, U.S. News & World Report, Whole Living, Glamour,, O--the Oprah magazine, Huffington Post, Self, Parents, Wall Street Journal and many others.

I am a long-time member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) as well as the Association for Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). I was one of a handful of national writers selected to spend a week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an AHCJ-CDC Fellow.


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Nominated, National Magazine Award for “Parents Quit for Good” series, in Parents magazine

Winner, ASJA award for service article,  “Is Your Doctor Out of Date?,” in Reader’s Digest magazine

Winner, Golden Pen Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
I am also the author of the lighthearted women’s novel Downward Dog, Upward Fog, which Foreword Reviews selected as a fiction-book-of-the-year finalist, calling it “an inspirational gem that will appeal to introspective, evolving women.” For more about the novel, click here.Meryls_Novel.html

Welcome to the website of Meryl Davids Landau.

I am thrilled to share with you clips from my years of magazine, website, blog and corporate writing experience, as well as information about my novel, Downward Dog, Upward Fog.