IOWA 2017 Participant
I’VE HAD MY NOSE IN A BOOK OR A PEN IN MY HAND SINCE I CAN FIRST REMEMBER.
Reading and writing have always been second nature for me. They are as integral to me as the air I breathe and the words I speak. I knew from a very young age that I would grow up to work with words in some capacity. I thought, perhaps I’ll be a librarian. No, a literary agent. How about a copywriter? But the entire time, my heart would whisper, “you’re going to be an author.”
I spent most of my youth and my teenage years with a book in my hand and wrote “stories.” (I use the term loosely as I wrote many. And many were thrown in the trash). I then went to the University of Northern Iowa and when a professor realized I wasn’t getting the proper writing attention I needed, he suggested I attend the University of Iowa to study under their prestigious writing program. So I did. I graduated in 2011 with my B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. I took a job as a Creative Writer at a top-notch higher education marketing firm in 2012 and left in the fall of 2014 to pursue writing full-time and helping authors chase their dreams.
My passion, dedication and perseverance have led me to where I’m at today. Happy, successful and living my dream every. single. day.
Join us for Imagine Other Worlds with Authors on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Lindale Mall from 10 AM to 3 PM. The event is free and open to the public.