I grew up in the midst of the rural farmlands of eastern North Carolina (tobacco and college basketball territory). I moved to Asheville in the western part of the state in 2003 to attend college at the University of North Carolina – Asheville and remained in the area following graduation. After an eight-month stay in the Queen City of Charlotte (for a change of scenery), I returned to my eastern North Carolina roots and am currently residing in the bustling capital of Raleigh.

I hold a bachelor of arts degree in history, having primarily focused on the period between the American Revolution and the Civil War. I never had a true idea of what to do once I actually earned the degree, but I have at different points of my life leaned toward research historian, genealogist, and curator. I am currently in pursuit of a Master’s in History from Southern New Hampshire University. What bright new opportunities this advanced degree might present, heaven only knows.

So, here I am now, a freelance writer with a caffeine addiction, who gets high off the smell of old books and occasionally strings together a few rhyming words for pure enjoyment.  At any given time, you can find me sipping on coffee, tea, or wine, reading a book or knitting a scarf, staring out the window at the rain, and wondering which world I should conquer next.

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers