Single Parent, Children’s Writer, Public Servant, Former Education Director of Organic Farm-Based Social Enterprise Serving Appalachian Youth, Friend to all Animals. #OwnVoices #LGBTQ
2021-23 Student, Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults.
2020 Mentee, #PBChat Picture Book Mentorship Program with Christian Trimmer, Editorial Director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
2016 Creator, CABIN READS, a recurring literary event between the mountains and the river in WV. #cabinreadsWV
2014 Nominee, Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work, SCBWI Annual Conference, Los Angeles
2014 Runner Up, Annual Fiction Writing Contest, Southern Breeze Chapter, SCBWI.
2014 Recipient, Hambidge Center Creative Residency (Fall)
Former White House staffer.
2011 Winner, NaNoWriMo.
Life-long veg and friend to all animals.
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