I grew up in McCormick, South Carolina, a small town that borders Georgia, surrounded by state parks and Strom Thurmond Lake. As a child, you could often find me lounging around at the top of a crab apple tree reading about Laura’s adventures in”Little House in the Big Woods” and being inspired by Jo’s creative and independent spirit in “Little Women.”
The great thing about growing up in a small town is the stillness. Stillness breeds creativity and imagination, which is probably why I began journaling and writing short stories when I was in elementary school. I even created my very own publication called Road Runner Express in fifth grade, detailing the latest middle school gossip and pop culture trends. I was also involved in writing and editing for the yearbook and my high school’s newspaper, The Cavalier.
I moved to the Charlotte area in 2006 and graduated from UNC-Charlotte in May 2009, Summa cum Laude, with a BA in English, concentrating in Technical and Professional Writing.
I’ve been writing and editing professionally ever since. I’ve worked for the Sports Business Journal, Modern Parent, Carolina Weekly Newspapers, Charlotte Parent, Lake Norman Magazine and The Charlotte Observer. I’ve also written for businesses like SPAN Enterprises, Carolina’s Natural Health Center, and Fulton and Barr, Attorneys at Law.
I enjoy spending time with my family, reading to my children, traveling, photography and gardening. An interesting fact about me – I’ve traveled to South Africa four times. It’s becoming my home away from home.