My mission is to connect thought leaders, professionals, and companies to their audiences through engaging stories, powerful narrative structure, and clear and compelling copy.
Story permeates every part of the human experience. We are steeped in it from day one. From the earliest moments of history, from Gilgamesh to Pixar, we have used stories to teach, inform, entertain, illustrate, warn, celebrate, and mourn. Stories connect us at the deepest, most basic level of our humanity.
I believe in the power of story. I believe that thought leaders and companies can use story to more effectively engage their audiences and build their platforms. In an age of information overload, those with the most compelling and well-crafted stories will have an advantage over the competition.
I've been writing business copy for over 20 years. As a freelance copywriter, I built a client list from a small, local clientele to national and global corporations. I've worked with such organizations as InFocus Systems, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Oliver Wyman, and I've been published in Northwest Construction and several volumes of the Cup of Comfort series. I've written in such diverse fields as leadership development, construction, technology, and health care.
In 2009, I decided to return to my first love: fiction. Over the last eight years, I've written two novels, three novellas, and several short stories. During that time, I was a weekly contributor to the blog at Fantasy-Faction, a UK-based community for fans of fantasy literature. You can find out more about my fiction on my personal website.
My world includes one husband, four children and one daughter-in-law, one grandson, two dogs, two cats, and a lizard. When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading, knitting, and running. You'll occasionally find me roaming the glorious beaches of the Oregon Coast or hiking and camping in the semi-wilds of the great Pacific Northwest with friends and family.