I'm a black belt writer!
I mean that both literally and figuratively. I technically have a 3rd-degree black belt in Chinese Kempo. I also mean that I take the black belt attitude to writing, which is to always do my best and look for ways to grow and improve.
That's why, in January 2014, I began my graduate journey for my master's in English & Creative Writing (with a Fiction concentration). I graduated in May 2015, with a 4.0 GPA, an Outstanding Graduate award, and membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society...
...and dozens of stories in my head trying to claw their way out.
Seriously, if you're a writer too, you understand what it's like to have fictional characters vying for your attention! They can be pretty demanding.
I don't just write fiction though! I'm building my freelance career full-time. I'm also an editor--if you need your writing polished, you'll want to contact me.
My favorite books are mostly classics--Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo, and anything by Shakespeare usually top my list. I also love the Kingsbridge Trilogy by Ken Follett.
I play piano, violin, guitar, and tin whistle--music is a great way to exercise the creative muscles while giving my eyeballs a rest from reading and writing.
I've been fortunate to have some short fiction published and I've self-published a couple of things as well--you can find them all here, on my site. So, poke around--and don't forget to connect with me on social media!