Please allow me to introduce myself.
MA in Writing (Book Publishing) - Portland State University
Multimedia Design Certificate - Portland Community College
BA in English, Technical Writing - Portland State University
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Member
Willamette Writers - Member (Arts Administration intern)
Northwest Editors Guild - Freelance Editor (Mentee)
ACES - Member
Ooligan Press - Managing Editor
I'm a Pacific Northwest local with an MA in writing and BA in English from Portland State University.
Author: My first two novels, Metal Heart and Tin Road, were published by the Multnomah County Library Writers Project. The third novel in the Metal Heart series, Iron Curtain, is forthcoming and my fourth novel, Astrid vs. the Asteroid, is being pitched to agents and publishers.
I’ve published short stories, screenplays, and poems in literary magazines (The Oregon Literary Review, Pathos Literary Magazine, and Synesthesia) and national service anthologies. In addition I've written television scripts and screenplays, and maintained a nerd culture entertainment blog, Tinyheroes, from 2009-2017.
Editor and Publishing Professional: I most recently served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press where I shepherded half a dozen authors through the editorial process and managed production schedules for up to ten manuscripts.
Project Management: As a Graduate Outreach Assistant in Book Publishing, I helped coordinate and host a dozen events including the Transmit Culture series, the 2020 Oregon Writers of Color Showcase with Literary Arts, and the Book Publishing Career Skills Weekend. I also led two digital fundraising campaigns that resulted in the creation of the Student Travel Fund for the Book Publishing program.
Multimedia Marketing: Before pivoting to publishing, I spent the last seven years in marketing and communications focused on content creation where I honed and strengthened my skills in digital media design including photography, videography, website design, and social media strategy.
Program Coordination: Prior to that I worked with AmeriCorps programming for nearly a decade, first as an elementary reading tutor in the Washington Reading Corps, and then as a member support coordinator with the Northwest Service Academy, an environmental education organization.
I have over 20+ years of professional experience, with a wide variety of skills that would benefit any author, agent, or organization interested in working with me.