I always thought I’d write the Great American Novel. Or perhaps just the Great American Children’s Book. And maybe I still will.
But for now, I really love telling other people’s stories. The thoughts and lives of ordinary, and extraordinary, folks are compelling to me—digging in deep and finding out the unusual, the unique. Sometimes it means digging in to find out that someone you think of as a superstar is really just like you and me. Eventually we all go to Publix with no make-up and our comfiest, oldest t-shirts on, don’t we?
I have a degree in journalism from Belmont University. I was a publicist in the country and Christian music and publishing arenas for over 10 years, working to come up with unique story angles on my clients to pitch to the media. I “retired” from PR in October 2002, having run my own PR agency, SpinCycle Public Relations, for nearly 5 years. In November 2002 I began the most challenging, most important and most wonderful job I will ever have—being a mom.
After finally getting some sleep, I went back to work—well, the kind I get paid for, anyway. Rather than going back to PR, I started using those same media contacts to be a freelance writer. I had already been writing artist bios for years for my clients, so it was a natural extension of what I knew and loved.
Since then--as you'll see on this site--I have written bios, press releases, album reviews, cover stories, profiles, round-ups and ghost-written stories. I have consulted on PR projects to help generate new and unique story ideas to expand media coverage for new and established artists. Most importantly, I have celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary and welcomed two beautiful little boys into the world.
So while I keep looking for the ultimate story for the Great American Novel (or perhaps the Great American Blog?), I am eager to keep telling others’ stories. Send me an email and I’ll be glad to talk to you more about telling yours.