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!”
A native of the MidWest, I spent several years in the Washington, D.C., area, accumulating experience in medical, legal, security, and financial topics as a staff writer for the content company Information, Inc. There, I had the opportunity to write for clients that included JP Morgan, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Lab Products Association, the Center for Responsible Lending, and the Legal Marketing Association. Eventually, I returned to my native Ohio, but continued to work for Info Inc. as an independent contractor for several more years, developing a reputation for dependability and flexibility with working remotely on a range of deadlines.
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 variety of topics, but focuses especially on the powers of introversion, as well as Myers-Briggs personality types and traits.
I am now a practicing Toledo-area freelance writer, specializing in healthcare, where I live 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.