Regional culture, events and festivals, parks and nature, art and music, fashion and retail, food, farming, and gardening—plus all the creators, doers, makers, shakers, and artisans behind the work—are at the center of my writing career.
I’m an Alamance County native who grew up in Raleigh, married a man from Edenton, and raised a son with footprints across the Mountain, Piedmont, and Coastal regions of North Carolina.
North Carolina culture is the focus of my freelance writing career and I am currently finishing my first novel while drawing up blueprints for a front yard little free library ... in case I have to just give it away.
Faithful dogs, winding rivers, bluegrass, barbecue, baiting your own hook, annual autumn oyster roasts, a good story told well, and a warm welcome for every neighbor -- rank high on my list of life necessities.
My home is the flawless orange glimmer of October light on my father’s Alamance County farm, the crisp aroma of a Chowan County field freshly cut to greet the day, the 30,000 square-foot horticultural palette of produce and plants at the State Farmers Market on Agricultural Street, the cobalt meeting place of heaven and asphalt across the Blue Ridge, the top of Jockey’s Ridge at hushed fading light, the still and storied Cape Fear River, bustling Uptown Charlotte, humming Downtown Raleigh, and Friday night fiddlin’ at Priddy’s General Store.
North Carolina is my home.
I am a storyteller and I can help you tell yours.