I have extensive experience writing about parenting, family life, and travel, but I love researching and diving into new topics. I have written hundreds of blog posts and articles for sites such as BabyGaga, Scary Mommy, ModernMom, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falls Church News Press, and many more.
I graduated in November 2020 from Harvard University with my MLA in Extension Studies: Creative Writing and Literature. During my studies, I sharpened my skills in fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, and screenwriting. I also have a certificate in business writing from University of California Berkeley and certificates in Hootsuite and social marketing.
I am a former elementary school teacher with over a decade of teaching experience under my belt, but after my son was born in 2015, I became a work-from-home mom and switched my career focus to writing.
DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
As a freelance writer, I have produced compelling content for leading publications, both online and in print/syndication.
Hundreds of posts and articles = millions of views!
Parenting and Family
News and Features
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SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLER
I have partnered with numerous blogs, sites, and social media accounts to create, share, and promote content related to parenting, motherhood, and family life. As a regular panelist for MotherHustle, I contributed monthly posts about themes such as family travel, going back to school, mom guilt, and screen time! For Mamalode and Hyland’s Homeopathy, I have written blog posts and taken part in social media takeovers – creating themed posts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and IGTV.
I was one of the first Home Exchange reporters on Instagram. My family loves home exchanging so I was excited to share our love for traveling this way by posting multiple stories about our trip daily to Home Exchange.com’s Instagram stories. In the past, I acted as a Twitter chat host for Passion Passport, posting a series of provided questions and interacting with those who were following along – liking, retweeting, and commenting on people’s responses at lightning speed to keep the conversation going!
As a social media team member for Pangyrus Literary Magazine, I worked with the editorial team to promote the magazine’s content and special events on Facebook and Twitter, as well as curating literary content from around the web. I also assisted in reviewing, proofreading, and publishing pieces and compiled information for a monthly newsletter.
As the social media manager for the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation, I work with the board to promote library events and raise awareness about fundraising campaigns and library special events and programming. I also create and curate content and design graphics for various social media platforms.
Since 2010, I have written, self-published, and promoted five full-length women’s fiction novels. Two of these spent some time on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list alongside books by authors such as Emily Giffin, Debbie Macomber, and Nora Roberts.
Most recently, one of my short stories appeared in The Black Fork Review. It is part of a creative nonfiction collection I’ve written about all of the places – and people – that make a house a home.
I was a school teacher from 2002-2015. During my career, I earned multiple certifications. I attended the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, the Google Apps for Educators Summit, and was named Teacher of the Year at my school.
What I loved most about teaching was connecting with my students - seeing that lightbulb come on when they finally understood a concept, or watching a spark of enthusiasm catch as they got to work on a new project.
Although I'm no longer in the classroom, there's still a lot of teacher left in this heart. I'm a lifelong learner and am always open to researching and exploring new opportunities.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER!
I would love to help you tell your story!