I’ve been a storyteller all my life.
Not that I’m a good liar–I’ve been called “brutally honest” more than once. But I do love to use information, ideas, and language to entertain, educate, and inspire. One of the best ways to motivate me to do something is to say, “It will make a good story someday!”
Many members of my family are in the health-care industry, and even with my early passion for storytelling and writing, I couldn’t escape it, either. I have written and researched for clients like the American Diabetes Association and the American Society for Nutrition.
After living in the Washington, D.C., area, where I accumulated experience in medical, legal, and business topics, I returned to my native Ohio. That’s where I independently published my first novel, Radicals and Royalists, in 2012. This fictional story of wartime politics, life, and love, set in 1790s England, is available on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.
My blog, the Badass Introvert, covers a number of other topics, including travel, history, and Myers-Briggs personality types and traits (I’m an INTJ myself).
I now reside in Northwest Ohio, with a baby grand piano and a bearded dragon. I enjoy cooking, hiking, binge-watching YouTube, exploring the region’s hidden treasures, and traveling even further.