I’ve fought being a writer pretty much all of my adult life. I wanted a practical job that was easy to explain. Take teaching: practical, sacrificial and totally exhausting. But everyone gets teaching.
Before I was officially an adult, I wrote unapologetically. Letters to penpals, short stories for the young writers’ conference, love poems to boys I never dated, emotionally charged journal entries from the introspective mind of a quiet teenager, angry essays about a black-and-white faith, satire of disillusionment with public education.
An English professor in college once told me I was a good writer. It was at that moment when I realized writing had been the common thread for me throughout my education. My first love, so to speak. At that time, I figured I should be an English major, which meant I ended up teaching high school English for a few years.
As an English teacher, I got to write very little, but grew leaps and bounds as a grammar snob — which means I am also a great editor.
Traveling to India and working for a non-profit, where I lived for a couple of years, renewed my passion for writing and I haven’t stopped since. My favorite things to write are travel essays and human-interest articles. I love telling stories and helping people tell their stories, whether it’s in printed words or multimedia.
I’ve spent almost all of my life in the American South, except for two years in India and six weeks in London, England. Currently, I live in Seattle, Washington. There’s a lot to say, and my story is still being written. You can find me blogging at CoffeeAndCondensation.com.
Do you need a writer? My professional experience includes journalism, teaching and marketing & development. I’d love to work with you on your big or small project — whether it’s a blog, brochure, newsletter, website or other media. Whether you know exactly what you want or you need help figuring out the next steps. I love being creative. So, let’s talk.
Please take a minute to browse the samples on the pages above and let me know if you have any questions. To reach me, use this contact form. Thanks for stopping by!