I really like words. Reading them, writing them, editing them, learning new ones. I could tell you I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, but that’d be a lie. First, I wanted to be a ballerina. Then, a stay-at-home mom. A teacher. A veterinarian. A pediatrician. A news anchor. Finally, I realized I’d always loved telling stories—fiction and otherwise. I tend to be much better at expressing myself on paper (or through a digital medium, these days) than in person.
My favorite quote (which is tattooed on my forearm) reads, “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” It’s spoken by Dumbledore in the last Harry Potter film. These words speak to me so boldly because I believe writing is one of the most powerful tools in the world. Through personal essays, short stories, and longer works, I plan to get as close to exhausting this tool as I can.
I currently work for Dermstore as a community manager and copywriter on the social media team. While I love my job and the work I do on a daily basis, my passion is fiction writing. My current work-in-progress is a novel that explores a mother-daughter relationship and how each justifies her own sins.