Obsession with writing? Check.
Mug of hot tea? Check.
Ardent desire to grow businesses through the power of the written word? Double check.
If eight years of professional freelance writing has taught me anything, it’s that writing is a craft that can help people in ways they never thought possible. Reading and writing are two of the most powerful actions involved in sharing knowledge and inspiring change. And I have dedicated my life to enjoying both of these activities every moment I get.
When I’m not eating or cooking, I write about food (watch out for my seafood gumbo or red beans and rice–you’ll never look back). When I’m not traveling (or often when I am), I write about traveling. When I’m not using or being utterly amazed by today’s and tomorrow’s technology, I write about technology. When I’m not helping businesses grow, I write about business. It’s just the way that I choose to live. And I have to tell you, I’m loving life and plan on loving it long into the future.
Writing for a living is a dream I’ve had since I was young. If you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was always the same: writing or teaching (which I found I can also do through writing, go figure). I started scribbling stories about dogs and sleds on little strips of paper in kindergarten (though I didn’t own a dog or sled at the time) and won poetry contests as a teen and preteen. I moved on to editing my high school and college papers, studied journalism, communication and music at Tulane University and then got my start writing professionally as a music journalist for a local culture and entertainment pub in my hometown, New Orleans, at the end of my freshman year of college.
And I’ve never looked back.
Finally, after years of dedicating all of my free time to researching (including attending hundreds of concerts and music events), interviewing fascinating people and writing about music, food and other aspects of New Orleans culture–all while working a full-time desk job–I decided to take the plunge and pursue writing full time instead. This way, I could write about more subjects I was interested in while having a positive effect on the lives of people far beyond my hometown.
And a few years later, here I am. Ready to serve you.