I began my writing career in 2005 as a local and regional newspaper reporter. As a freelance journalist, I interviewed residents, medical professionals, business leaders, and politicians about current events, health and fitness issues, and other newsworthy topics.
It was a fantastic way to learn about being a journalist. Everyday was different, and every article unique. I enjoyed the challenge of hunting down the information, and then transforming the facts and quotes into interesting, informative stories that grabbed and held the readers’ interest.
The same still holds true today. The difference is, I'm writing for national print and online publications who expect me to utilize my skills and experience as a researcher/interviewer/writer to create top quality profiles, articles and blog posts for them.
I love my work. I'm constantly researching unusual topics and learning new things. That's one of the best parts of being a writer - acquiring new knowledge and being able to share the informative content in a way that will engage and challenge readers to want to learn more.
I've also written several children's and middle grade books as well as a memoir.
My nonfiction book, “Heartaches and Miracles,” combines my personal experience, researched information, and a positive pep talk for anyone suffering with the autoimmune blood disorder called ITP. It is also helpful for anyone who wants to understand what this disease is all about.
My fiction focuses on a younger audience. My “Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat” series for young children includes four books. The stories describe the antics of a silly dog and his best friend as they learn valuable lessons while out exploring the world around them.
My middle-grade “Wee People” fantasy series consists of two books. The stories follow two teens who answer a plea for help and wind up stranded on another world helping the wee people defeat a demented forest god.
My experience as a journalist and author paved the way to my latest venture - ghostwriting. There are many people out there who have a story to tell but lack the time, experience, or courage to attempt such a daunting task. Dannye Williamsen and I interview and work closely with our clients to perfect the message they wish to tell in the voice they want it delivered in. For more information about our ghostwriting services please visit our Heart Song Ghostwriting site.
Whether it’s writing or ghostwriting books, articles, or blogs, I will continue following my passion for writing the rest of my life.
You can contact me via the contact form, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.