Cover Features

What an honor for my work to appear as magazine cover features! Enjoy this quick trip through some special journalism projects.

Our Outdoor Art Gallery Returns: Soak up the scene and meet fine artists at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

How fun to cover The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival for City Lifestyle. This cover feature appeared in the Explorer’s Issue (April 2023) and featured the wonderful art — and artists — at one of the most famous outdoor art festivals in the nation.


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In the Arena: Amazing Textile Artisanship 

What a delight to interview Rusty Arena for City Lifestyle. This cover feature appeared in the Style Issue (September 2022) and featured exquisite wall and ceiling papers, as well as pillow coverings sold at Restoration Hardware.



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A Chat with Roma Downey

It was wonderful to meet and interview Roma during a prescreening of “Son of God.” I was so impressed with her sincerity — this is a devout Christian actress who lives, works and prospers regardless of what Hollywood says. I enjoyed seeing this faith-based story on the big screen

Melanie Saxton book editor ghost writerA Conversation with Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett is a guitar-playing singer-songwriter, composer and actor who weaves a tapestry of western, folk, swing, jazz, blues, and gospel into his music. He was incredibly gracious during our interview and shared insights into his family and faith. Interestingly, he was born and raised Missouri-Synod Lutheran, as was I. It takes one to know one!

Check out Lyle’s take on the old Lutheran churches and old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Serbin on the video page of — “Trucks, Tortillas, and Tombstones” (Part 3).

Melanie Saxton book editor ghost writerCelebrities on Magazine Covers

Danielle Bradbery is The Voice! Our local treasure hit it big with Team Blake. Danielle Bradbery has taken on a whirl-wind ride to stardom, starting with her hometown roots to her win on The Voice!

You may know Page Parkes from her modeling agency and her appearance on the reality TV show Scouted. She and her husband adopted three biological siblings and have a wonderful family, as well.

Everyone knows baseball great Roger Clemens, and I’ve been fortunate to interview him and his wife Debbie on several occasions. Meet his family and beloved pets, and see his lovely home.

Who says NASCAR is for guys? The Bumbera family includes racing sisters Kristen and Kendall. These girls can handle life in the fast lane!

Melanie Saxton book editor ghost writerHouston News Anchor Dominique Sachse

Amidst her blended family of five children and a busy career reporting the news, Dominique graciously took me on a tour of her gorgeous home located in the heart of Houston. The architecture is reminiscent of New England, and the interior is warmed by a French country theme.

Additional Cover Features

I’m a magazine writer and contributing editor for the suite of five Lifestyles & Homes magazines and enjoyed writing these cover features!

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Grant Manier’s Artwork Benefits Autism Awareness

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Michaelis: A Girl Band with their own unique sound

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50 Things You May Not Know About Welcome Wilson

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2016

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 2017

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The art of Rodrigo Aguilera on the cover

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Magnificent equestrian performance at the Pin Oak Charity Show

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Pin Oak Charity Show

Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine Cover Features

I first served as a writer, then an editor, then editor in chief for Katy Christian magazine, and then helped launch the sister publication Fort Bend Christian magazine. Below are a few of my favorite covers and features.

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cover featuresPink Divas: Fighting Breast Cancer

I am truly honored that my cover feature, Pink Divas, received an Excellence in Cancer Journalism Award. How humbling it was to interview Creech Elementary School personnel and students who band together year after year to fundraise for the cause of breast cancer. Penny Ducote, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story as a very supportive staff and student body cheer on her victory. So many parents, boys, and girls participated in Komen’s Race for the Cure on their bicycles. The unifying spirit was tangible. Learn more about the article here.

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