Deborah Huso

Deborah Huso
Deborah Huso is a Virginia-based freelance writer specializing in business, lifestyle, and travel subjects. She is also a regular book reviewer for SUCCESS. Her publication credits include FamilyFun, Military Officer, Appraiser News Online, Women's Health,, USA Today magazines, Alaska Airlines Magazine, WellBella, and The Progressive Farmer, where she serves as contributing editor. Huso also publishes a popular blog on love, motherhood, and work called "I Only Love You Because I Have To" at Visit Huso online at, or follow her on Twitter @writewellmedia.

When Human Trafficking Hit Home, This Unlikely Activist Gave What Victims Needed Most—Jobs

By Deborah Huso | September 6, 2015

There is very little about Apricot Lane Boutique Founder and CEO Ken Petersen that strikes one as activist, not on first glance anyway. A former fire captain in Vacaville, California, Petersen launched the women’s retail clothing boutique franchise in 2007 and now has 80 stores in 36 states. “You know, a lot of firefighters go…

Taking Care of No. 1

By Deborah Huso | August 8, 2013

Art Smith was—emphasis on past tense—the rotund personal chef of Oprah Winfrey. (He also has famously cooked for President Barack Obama.) But he’s no longer interested in looking the part of a chef who enjoys food—a lot. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 after complications from the disease killed his father and grandfather, Smith…

Life is a Song

By Deborah Huso | December 20, 2012

Have you ever watched a great movie where the music built the scenes as much as the act

Profiles in Greatness: Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Deborah Huso | November 21, 2012

By railing against conformity, Ralph Waldo Emerson taught a new way of life through his many es

A Growing Venture

By Deborah Huso | November 19, 2012

Kazi Anis Ahmed and his family’s 12-year-old organic tea farm are so successful that they have—in Ahmed’s words—brought an economic boom to a once-barren and impoverished area of northwest Bangladesh. “My parents have always believed it is as important to try and help others along with their goals… as it is to excel in one’s…

Chef’s Bounty

By Deborah Huso | November 1, 2012

It was perhaps always Art Smith’s destiny to be a chef.

Entrepreneurs Are Made, Not Born

By Deborah Huso | October 16, 2012

As the child and grandchild of entrepreneurs, I felt my genes predisposed me to start a busines

Plane Talk

By Deborah Huso | October 11, 2012

Charter jets can provide cost-effective business travel; a startup service is a case in point.<

Profiles in Greatness: Courageous Competitor

By Deborah Huso | October 11, 2012

Born in 1943, Arthur Ashe faced limited opportunities in highly segregated Richmond, Va., his h

Swoon-worthy Service

By Deborah Huso | October 9, 2012

Have you ever wondered why airports have so many bars? I haven’t. Being in an airport mak