About Me

cmheadshotI received my MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015. I write contemporary young adult fiction, mostly about different kinds of loss and love. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received special mention in the Katherine Paterson Prize. You can find my published short stories in the stories tab. I also sometimes write nonfiction about faith and other things I’m obsessed with, which you can find on my blog.

In addition to writing, I work as a professional copyeditor. I’ve enjoyed editing work in academic, literary, and marketing settings, and almost nothing fulfills me more than taking a creator’s work and elevating the content to the best it can be (and correcting serial comma usage). I am currently employed full-time as a senior editor at an inbound marketing company, but I am always open to discussion about freelance projects. You can find my rates and sample work in the editing tab.

When not writing or editing, I enjoy reading murder mysteries, experimenting with makeup, watching the Texas Rangers lose baseball games, getting too emotionally invested in TV shows, and spending time with my husband and our hound mix, Lily.