Welcome to my site!
I thought this is the best way to introduce myself: I’m a writer … but I think that’s obvious.
I’m also a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister and a mother to a gray tabby named Chester and a snowshoe named Teddi Bear (both rescues!). I’m an outdoor enthusiast and a former dancer. I’ve heard sociologists call me a millennial, but I’m on the oldest spectrum, so I consider myself a child of the ’90s. I started as a newspaper reporter but moved to corporate communications and social media strategy during the Great Recession. I live in Arizona. Don’t judge me. I was born here. But I do love my home state, especially up north.
What Do I Write About?
I prefer to write about social issues that affect both individuals and society as a whole, whether journalistic or creative. I’ve completed one novel and am working on the second.
My creative writing tends to be edgier, darker and sometimes funny. I love thought-provoking dystopias, speculative fiction and contemporary, character-driven tales that move me to tears.
For my writing, think:
- tech and media trends
- abuse of power
- broken systems
- mental illness
- and just amazing stories about ordinary people.
As for the journalistic end, I’ve written for The Arizona Republic, The Daily Courier, Phoenix Magazine, Latino Leaders Magazine, MilitaryTimes.com, and The Officer Magazine, among others.
I’ve covered topics on:
- women in the military
- post-traumatic stress disorder in returning servicemembers
- Arizona’s broken education system
- a Title I school football coach’s mission
- politicians fighting for the poor and veterans
- the growing threat of cancer in the Latino community
- general healthcare issues.
I hope that gives you a decent overview of me and what my writing is all about!