For more than a decade, I have been writing short fiction and poetry while pursuing its publication in my spare time. In 2008, I earned a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies (with concentrations in Art History and English) from the University of Memphis. After graduating, I started my own business, a small publishing company which produced a quarterly magazine featuring dark short fiction, poetry, and art. The magazine, Midnight Screaming, published sixteen issues over four years before ceasing operations.
I spent several years volunteering with MidSouthCon, a local non-profit Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, which donates its proceeds to charities like the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund and Literacy Mid-South. While I filled many roles during my tenure with the convention, I am perhaps most proud of my work as Programming Director and the years I spent running the Speculative Fiction tracks and Writers’ Conference. During the first two years of my involvement, I co-authored a successful proposal to The University of Memphis which certified portions of our programming for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for educators.
Since my mother’s diagnosis in 2013, I’ve supported Pulmonary Fibrosis advocacy and education. I’m an avid reader who also enjoys yoga and doing creative things like knitting and sewing. I have an obsession with the undead, but at least I’ll be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. My husband and I live in the suburbs of Memphis, TN with our two cats, Simi and Lu.