My Good News
In August 2018, Barnes and Noble chose All the Colors We Will See as a Fall 2018 B&N Discover Great New Writers selection. It's such an honor to be included with this amazing group of authors and books.
In June 2018, The Charlotte Observer called the forthcoming All the Colors We Will See a book, "...to watch for," and included it in their list of best memoirs of the summer.
In June 2018, I was one of the featured speakers at the God's Whisper Farm Writers' Retreat. I lead a workshop on writing personal essays, read excerpts from my forthcoming essay collection, and participated in a discussion about publishing. Go here to read one participant's lovely summary of that weekend.
In January 2018, I taught the class, "Crafting the Personal Essay: Writing from Lived Experience," through CharlotteLit. What a fun day and a neat opportunity to help others learn how to tell their personal stories.
In November 2017, I had the opportunity to be part of Lenoir-Rhyne University's Visiting Writers Series. What a wonderful event and such a privilege to be part.
In August 2017, the NC Arts Council selected me as a 2017-2018 Artist Fellowship recipient. Read the announcement here and here. What an honor to be part of this amazing group of North Carolina prose and poetry writers, songwriters, and musical composers.
In December 2015, the Arts & Science Council (ASC) selected me as one of the 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) recipients. I'm so grateful.