I have always loved to read and write from a young age. I remember tracing the letters my mom would map out for me in “polka dots," what I called the letters she created in dots on double spaced tablets, so I could learn to form my own words at age 3. I loved the smell of the pencil lead on the paper, that I could only describe as a little like smelling heaven and earth at the same time, the best of both worlds.
Education & Training:
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a minor in Sociology. I recently finished the Seeding Entrepreneurs Across the Mid-South (S.E.A.M) program in 2016 for work as an entrepreneur and artist in the greater Memphis Tennessee Area.
Fantasy, YA, Regency Romance, Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Contemporary, Christian Fiction, Historical, Historical Romance, Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Thrillers/Mysteries, and Horror.
I read from the reader/costumer perspective. I point out any continuity issues and fine details that would detour your target audience from reading your book. My goal is to strengthen your writing and encourage healthy sales.
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My aunts, Julia and Regina, would take me to the bookstores and buy kid’s classics like Amazing Grace and Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. I would read the best of the best for young girls like Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club and Forever Angels by Suzanne Weyn on summer vacations. There was also R. L Stine’s Fear Street, but not Goosebumps because I decided I was too mature for that at 11.
At 14, you could find me reading the books they assigned for summer reading in the blink of an eye like The Giver, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Ethan Frome, The Crucible, and Orson Welles' books to name a few. I spent most days in the library after school reading Greek and Roman mythology and picking up autobiographies about my favorite pop star or retro Hollywood. I loved the tales of power and love in the myths and glamorous lives of the stars and longed to read more and hopefully pen some outrageous tales of my own in the future.
I read everything I could, newspaper, magazine and adult novels that I probably had no business reading, but I read them because I could. I loved the way each author created something special, their own world where if they wrote it convincingly enough, it was so. I was inspired to create some worlds of my own in short stories, poems, song and even some screenplays. Then I added traditional journalism to the roster of my creative tools in college. I believe that every story has a space in this universe and the really good ones can change our lives.