Please allow me to introduce myself.
I'm a Pacific Northwest local, born and raised. I have an MA in Publishing and a BA in English from Portland State University where I recently served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press. I have a wide variety of skills to offer, but my true passion is grounded in writing and editing.
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 am a full-time editor with The Community Company where I edit thought-leadership articles for publications like Forbes, Inc., Rolling Stone, and The Business Journals. I recently served as the Managing Editor at Ooligan Press, responsible for shepherding half a dozen authors through the editorial process while simultaneously managing production schedules for a dozen manuscripts.
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.
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.
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.