I’m a former national magazine editor-turned freelance writer, wife to one incredible husband and Mama to three precious children. Following graduation from TCU, I took my first job as an associate editor at Shine Magazine. After a short stint there, I spent several years as the editor of Signature Kitchens & Baths and Innovative Home magazines, where amongst other editorial duties, I wrote … a lot (click here to read samples). Eventually I resigned to pursue freelance, and just one year later, our son was born.
Since that time, the task of mothering has consumed all of my time and energy. Though I retain a few editorial clients, I spend the bulk of my days changing diapers, wiping tears, sweeping up crumbs, refereeing squabbles, feeding hungry tummies and watching profound beauty unfold in the midst of it all. And while I wouldn’t have it any other way, I still desire to craft words that will resonate, to create beauty that will move. I appreciate good design, interior decorating, whole-foods cooking and the not-so-occasional vanilla latté. I relish the opportunity to create beauty–no matter how simple–whether it’s weaving a stitch into linen or arranging blooms on a table. And I especially enjoy composing art with words, capturing moments with images, and working to fuse the two into one emotionally moving story. Five years ago I completed a book proposal aimed at high school- and college-aged women. And though that proposal has been collecting dust since the arrival of our children, I sincerely hope to revisit those pages and revive that content sometime in the near future.