I’m passionate about helping people feel good about themselves and what they are offering to the world. Words are a valuable expression of sharing your message, and proper writing and editing will help that message shine rather than be masked by poor verbiage, grammar, punctuation … the list goes on.
Writing and editing isn’t just what I do; it’s at the heart of who I am. I’ve studied the craft of writing extensively and used it professionally for more than 15 years. I’ve also taught it to others at a university, through workshops, and at speaking engagements. Throughout my career, I’ve practiced it continually as a magazine editor who became a children’s book author, then ventured into content strategy before diving into what I’ve always wanted to do: owning my own business as a professional writer and editor.
I have always had a love of writing. My stories from childhood included a donkey named Papyrus and overuse of the words “dazzling” and “desolate.” I’ve since polished my craft, publishing a children’s book and writing some yet-to-be-published novels which each feature a strong female lead with wisdom, wit, and warmth surrounding the themes of family, love, and the ties that bond us all. My novels take influence from one of my great loves: travel. I also dabble in some poetry just for fun — but maybe for sharing at some point, too.
I’ve traveled to 15 countries, and some of my favorite memories include eating and sipping my way through Italy, soaking in Iceland’s hot springs, walking along Croatia’s beaches, and floating the Dead Sea in Jordan. My travels and the ideas I’ve come up with along the way (I thought of one of my novel’s concepts while driving along a highway in Jordan) have influenced my writing.
My passion project is a children’s book series I created called Color Everything. The first book in the series, The Color of Mother, was published in 2019. As a child, I originally wrote this book as a poem for my mom. When I came across it for the first time in more than two decades, I knew it needed to be published for mothers and children everywhere. With this, my hope is to spread a message of love to children while thanking those who raise them.
I grew my freelance business from a side hustle at previous jobs, where I was a magazine editor at various Arizona lifestyle publications and a content strategist at a tech company. During that time, I also taught professional writing at Grand Canyon University and published my children’s book. Eventually, I took the leap into making my side hustle my full-time focus. Born and raised in Dallas, I studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and then got a master’s degree in professional writing there, where I found some of my most encouraging readers and inspirational mentors.
My wanderlust took me to San Francisco, California, before I moved to Arizona, where I currently live. During my free time, I love hanging out with my rescue pup (a poodle-bichon named Hope) and dreaming of the next place I’ll travel.