Truth be told, I never intended to be a writer. But writing saved me in every possible way.
Here's my writing journey in a nutshell...
- I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University (1995). (READ: I wrote A TON and gave a more presentations than I can count.)
- I started a blog in the early 2000s. It served as an outlet for me to chronicle my garage life as well as share work-from-home parenting stories, funnies, and fails. Lots of fails. I was active on that particular blog from 2007-2018.
- In 2014 and 2015, I penned a series of articles for Kids Today, a trade magazine in the home furnishings industry.
- In 2016, I was hired by Northern Arizona University as a staff writer. I cranked out university-related AP-style stories for for several years.
- In 2017, I started writing about my very personal healing journey on this site. You'll find many of those posts under Resources.
- Since 2018, I've written articles and blog posts for an entrepreneurial incubator program in Arizona called Moonshot. I currently serve as the VP of Marketing.
- In 2021, my literary agent sold my memoir, Little Voices, to Post Hill Press (Distributed by Simon and Schuster). It will be released on 9/20/22. Little Voices audio book was also sold to Blackstone Publishing at auction.
Today, I continue to write posts/articles here on this site and I'm starting to publish articles related to healing from abuse, strengthening intuition, entrepreneurship, and more.
(Please scroll below for writing samples and more...)
A Few Writing Samples
FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGIST HELPS STUDENTS AND POLICE UNCOVER
FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Unlike the scripted crime scene investigation shows that unfold nightly on TV, there is nothing fictitious about the real-life work of Northern Arizona University’s resident forensic archaeologist, Sharon Moses....
FOR KIDS TODAY MAGAZINE
Having left the corporate world as a working mom, I really had no clue what I was about to face when I became a work-from-home mom. I naively thought, “How hard can it be? Dora the Explorer while I catch up on emails and design furniture—I’ve got this.”
Little Voices: A Memoir
Wow—what a powerful memoir you’ve written. Your memoir actually reminded me of my favorite essay format—the braided essay, which takes topics or subjects that seem dissimilar, yet all come together at the end to paint a complex portrait rich with meaning. Funnily enough, if I had told my MFA advisor that my thesis project would be a memoir about psychic intuition, the stark realities of domestic abuse, the uncovering of childhood trauma, and female entrepreneurship—well, she probably would’ve worried I had bitten off more than I could chew! How pleasant it is, then, to watch the various threads of your story create an intentional tapestry of loss, love, and ultimately, hope for the future. Your book is truly accomplished. You’ve woven various aspects of this story together in a way that was gripping, heart-wrenching, and inspiring....it's a book I’ll be contemplating for a long time to come."
- R. Hoge, Editor