I’ve been a storyteller all my life.
One of the best ways to motivate me to do something is to say, “It will make a good story someday!”
I received my B.A. in History. People have asked, “What do you do with a history degree?” A lot, actually:
- Write. With history, you don’t just write to convey dry information, but to tell a story of events, people, and ideas.
- Research. History requires you to build research skills and seek out numerous sources.
- See the big picture. A study of history often involves looking at trends that develop over decades or centuries.
- Pay attention to details. The historian is concerned not only with the big picture, but the impact of a seemingly minuscule decision by a single individual.
Aren’t those the qualities all good writers should have?
After college, I left my native Ohio for the Washington, D.C., area, where I wrote on medical, legal, security, and financial topics at the content agency Information, Inc. Clients included the American Academy of Pediatrics, JP Morgan, the Lab Products Association, the Center for Responsible Lending, and the Legal Marketing Association.
Eventually, I returned to Ohio, continuing to work with InfoInc. as an independent contractor, developing a reputation for consistently excellent writing, reliability, and flexibility. I’ve since branched out to work with other clients, independently published my first novel, Radicals and Royalists, in 2012 (available on Kindle!), and discuss a variety of topics on my side blog, the Badass Introvert.
Currently in the Toledo area, where I live with a bearded dragon, too many books, and a KitchenAid mixer. I enjoy cooking, hiking, binge-watching YouTube videos, and exploring the region’s hidden treasures.