"Let the beauty we love be
what we do."
Being a writer means seeking out mystery, discovering beauty, sharing experiences, and wrestling with words to tell the truth about our lives simply and honestly.
As a poet, author and writer-in-residence, I enjoy many different styles of writing ranging from poetry and history to fiction and journalism. With 15 years of experience as a journalist and freelance writer, I've published more than 1,500 articles for newspapers and magazines throughout North Carolina and won several awards from the N.C. Press Association. Over the years as an arts reporter, I interviewed such writers David Sedaris and Charles Frazier and notable entertainers such