My passion for putting pen to paper caught fire in high school years through creative writing classes. I learned to journal and to write poetry, essays, creative non-fiction and even a play that earned me The Detroit News Scholastic Writing Award.
Just after high school, when my new-found faith in Jesus Christ sparked a desire for reading and learning like I’d never had before, I began to journal more regularly as a way of reflecting on what I was reading and to record my spiritual journey.
For a while I resisted the desire to pursue writing as a career, but eventually earned a degree in journalism from Wayne State University. A few years later I established a freelance writing business, working on a variety of assignments for local newspapers and businesses.
At the same time I managed communications for three churches in the metro-Detroit area. Combining my creative skills as a writer and editor with my new-found skill as a desktop publisher, I produced weekly service bulletins, brochures, posters, flyers and monthly or quarterly newsletters.
My body of work as a journalist includes news and feature articles for local magazines and newspapers including Crain’s Detroit Business, The Detroit News, Metro Parent Magazine, Health Care Weekly Review, The Royal Oak Tribune, The Oakland Press and The Dearborn Press & Guide.
As a copywriter, I have authored corporate brochures, flyers, ads, executive bios, sales letters and press releases for clients in the automotive, insurance and entertainment industry, as well as a number of non-profit agencies.
As an inspirational writer, I wrote scripture-based devotionals for years for Monday Morning Meditations, an online offering of the church I attended. In my role as communications director, I wrote and edited (and designed and produced) award-winning newsletters that included heart-warming profiles of church members with stories of courage, faith and hope.
This blog is an attempt to continue my practice of writing by sharing my thoughts and reflections on the everyday experiences of my life. My hope is to encourage, inform and inspire to those who stop by for a visit.