I am also the founder of the Decatur Writers Studio, an important resource for writers and writing in the Atlanta area.
Writing can be lonely work, so I really enjoy collaboration. I look forward to working with an author to suss out the heart of a project, and expand the narrative from there. I like to work at a steady pace, and keep my clients in the loop.
Award-winning writer, editor, content manager, and community leader with over twenty years spanning freelance journalism, special event production, public radio hosting and production. Author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller The Hidden Light of Northern Fires published in hardcover, paperback, audio, and large print. Attracted local, regional, and national press coverage. Twenty-years of freelance writing experience spanning print media, specialized publications, web, and radio with an emphasis on quality, accuracy, and clarity. Researched, storyboarded, outlined, and drafted stories for national outlets in both print and radio.
Decatur Book Festival
Founder and Executive Director (2005 - 2017) of the Decatur Book Festival, leading overall vision, strategy, branding, social media, public relations, operations, logistics, and partnerships for an annual multi-venue event. Oversaw $450K marketing budget and supervised three paid staff and 1000 volunteers. Negotiated partnerships with Emory University, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AT&T, DeKalb Medical, and Georgia Power. Grew event to become the fastest growing and one of the 10 largest literary events in the US with 85,000 attendees in 2017 and a website reaching 1M+ season users.
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