|Enjoying words at an early age
|I loved being read to
I still remember the pride I felt when I passed my book, printed and displayed in the hallway of my school.
With a degree in marketing, I found ways to make writing part of my everyday life by creating dynamic integrated campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. In 2009 I won Campaign of the Year by the American Advertising Federation as the lead writer for a bilingual campaign in the Midwest region.
My passion for storytelling remained when I led non-profit agencies, securing national media from press releases telling the stories of clients impacted by programs I managed. I wrote for fun as well, winning a 5-Minute Fiction contest with a YA dystopian tale featuring urine in the first sentence.
I am a sought-after speaker, published author, journalist, editor, award-winning copywriter, and educator. I use what I know about words to paint lyrical portraits of the world as I see it and as I wish it were.