As editor of her fifth grade newspaper, The Tomiyasu Wallstreet Dragon, Aleza Goldsmith Freeman dazzled the playground with a groundbreaking exposé on sporks. But really it was second grade where she discovered her passion for writing. She penned a poem about the many practical uses for a unicorn’s horn and has been hooked on writing ever since.
Aleza thrives on deadlines and has more than 15 years of experience working in fast-paced environments, from newsrooms to advertising agencies to internet startups. A Las Vegas native, she currently covers attractions, tours, art, shopping and spas for VEGAS.com, the official Vegas travel site.
Aleza is an award-winning journalist whose works have appeared in publications globally, including the Jerusalem Post and the Los Angeles Times. She has received first place awards for Entertainment Writing, Headline Writing and Page Design from the Nevada Press Association and Suburban Newspapers of America.
In 2011, Aleza published her first children’s book, Candy Store at the Edge of the Galaxy. The quirky collection of poems and drawings for kids and the kid-at-heart was illustrated by her husband, artist Howard Freeman. She is working on her second book.
Aleza resides in Las Vegas with her husband, curly-headed son, three cats, a goldfish* and the occasional spider. She enjoys gardening, cooking, yoga and playing Angry Birds Star Wars with her son.