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Objective

To work with publishers who share the same enthusiasm and values for a variety of adult and children’s writing

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer
January 2007 to present
Published in national, regional and local websites, newspapers, magazines and ezines
Publication list below

Owner and Operator of Organize It!
June 1999 to January 2012
Includes writing employee handbooks for small businesses

University Supervisor for Interns and Practicum Students
January 2000 to December 2006
Coastal Carolina University
Highway 501 West, Conway, SC 29526

Middle School Guidance Counselor
October 1998 to June 1999
Carolina Forest Middle School
700 Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29526

Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher
August 1990 to June 1998
Waccamaw Elementary
251 Claridy Road, Conway, SC 29526

Education

Educational Specialist in Counselor Education
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, completed in 1999

Master of Arts in Counseling
Webster University, Myrtle Beach, SC, completed in 1997

Certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education
University of South Carolina-Coastal, Conway, SC, completed in 1990

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of South Carolina-Coastal, Conway, SC, completed in 1978

Conferences, Workshops and Organizations

Creative Nonfiction: Find Your Voice, Tell Your Story, Greenville, SC, Fall 2012

Write2Ignite, Greenville, SC, February 2012

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, Ridgecrest, NC, May 2009, 2010

Out of Your Mind…And Onto the Pages Workshop, Greenville, SC, February 2009

Nonfiction Workshop: Writing Stories that Sell with Lyn Riddle, Greenville, SC, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008

Realizing the Writer and Illustrator Within, Emrys/SCBWI Children's
Book Conference, Greenville, SC, August 2007

Member of Wilmington Word Weavers since 2012

Member of The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators since 2007

Member of Emrys Foundation (promoting the arts in Greenville, SC) since 2007

Awards

         Christian Writers Guild Word Weavers Writing Contest, First Place in Devotionals

Partial list of publications where writing appears

  • This Old House magazine
  • Focus on the Family Clubhouse
  • LifeWay Living with Teenagers
  • LifeWay Mature Living
  • At Home in the Upstate
  • E Nation! World Wide
  • Greenville Journal
  • Anderson Journal
  • Spartanburg Journal
  • DogLiving magazine
  • Coastal Business Life
  • South Carolina Living
  • GRAND Magazine
  • Susie Magazine
  • AreaRugs.com
  • Networx.com
  • ThirdAge.com
  • CalFinder.com
  • SheKnows.com
  • TheDailyGreen.com
  • BestofRemodeling.com
  • ClutterControlFreak .com
  • TheResidentialSolarBlog.com
  • HomeConstruction&Improvement.com, guest post
  • MSN.com, syndicated post from TheDailyGreen.com
  • Upstate Foodie Guide: Inspiration for Food Enthusiasts