Book trailer for Head of a Gorgon

Welcome

I am an award-winning professional and creative writer, editor, consultant, and educator with two degrees in English and more than 20 years of combined experience.

Creative Summary

I began in fiction, fell in love with poetry, and then dipped a toe into memoir. My poetry chapbook, An Animal I Can’t Name, won the 2015 Two of Cups Press competition; my debut poetry collection, Head of a Gorgon, is forthcoming with Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in May; and my memoir is in progress. My creative work has garnered an Academy of American Poets Prize, among others; has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net; and has been published in Cimarron Review, Puerto del Sol, and other journals and anthologies. I received my MFA from Bowling Green State University, where I was an assistant editor for Mid-American Review. I was also the founding faculty advisor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ undergraduate creative arts journal, Beyond Thought. I’ve led workshops, done readings and podcasts, trained creative writers in submitting and publication, and helped individuals polish single pieces as well as entire program application portfolios and book manuscripts.

Professional Summary

I am a former magazine editor-in-chief and communications director experienced in bringing polished, captivating, and accessible content to verticals such as technology, health care, higher education, and publishing. I am skilled in idea generation and storytelling strategies that inform, engage, and entertain; build audiences, brands, and consumer loyalty; and generate sales leads and market awareness. In addition to writing and editing, I also excel at relationship building, training, documentation, and bringing organization to procedural chaos. As a consultant, I’ve created job application materials (résumés and cover letters) and assisted clients in conducting job searches and rehearsing for interviews.

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