“I began writing as a pre-teen at the suggestion of my counselor to help with my self-harming and disordered eating. It began as a simple journal to help process my internal emotions and my external responses to them. I had a wonderful teacher during this time who recognized my ability and helped hone my story-telling skills.
I am now the development director for the non-profit I work for and one of my duties include taking the real-life experiences of our clients and turn them into stories to share with our donors and supporters. I like to consider this “historical fiction” which I am also included to write about outside the bounds of my work duties. I am the product of a long line of military men and many of the short stories I write are set during times of war or conflict. Generally women and young girls are my heroins who overcome personal obstacles to benefit society on a larger level.”