About Me

Aviary Photo_130872313821284182I was born and raised in north central Arkansas, but at eighteen, and in the subsequent years that have followed, I have lived in and learned from the diversities of the states of Washington, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, where I currently reside with  my husband, two children, two Golden Retrievers, and my grandmother (who moved in with us last year).

Though I am currently a student majoring in English with a writing concentration, I consider myself a perpetual student of life and humanity. A philosopher of sorts, much of my inspiration comes from observing people around me. One of my favorite pastimes  is creating stories in my head for the strangers I observe. I am a firm believer in the old adage that, “Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle,” and I use this as the catalyst for my persistent need to learn from everyone I encounter, as well as for much of my purpose and inspiration in writing.

I am an essayist, specializing in creative nonfiction, and I am a “sometimes” poet whose poetry has appeared in Mercyhurst University’s literary publication, Lumen. I am also an aspiring novelist, whose current project is a novel with a working title of We are Salvation.

I write for the passion of writing. I write for the pursuit of conviction. I write because I have something to say and whether it is heard or not, it is my burden to write it. I write… because it is who I am.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Love your last paragraph about why you write… you said it perfectly. That’s exactly the way I feel. Always amazing to see things from my own head so sharply articulated by someone who’s not me! It’s great connecting with you and thanks for the follow!

  2. This was probably one of the most inpirational about pages I have read, for me I have found that writing is like air, can´t live without it. I can´t really point out one thing to say “this part is the best”, great about page, glad you stumbled upon my crazy little blog and if you´re looking to study people….well I´m certainly a case, not even the psychologist want to see me.

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