I am a writer, editor and publicist.
Currently, I am thrilled to be the West Knox columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, which means I write weekly features about inspirational and interesting people, businesses and organizations from the west side of Knox County, Tennessee. I regularly write for numerous other publications and started off as a staff writer for farragutpress.
I have been a member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild since shortly after graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee. I have served as the Guild’s publicist for several years. My poetry has received numerous awards and been published in literary magazines. My chapbook, Shadow Puppets, was released in 2011 and is available on Amazon. I have been lucky enough to edit numerous publications and have found a real love in helping other people improve their work.
I grew up in a small farming community in Indiana and have lived in a few places across the country, but my beautiful family and I have called Knoxville home since 2003.