I love writing and sharing stories–because words are important, they lead to conversation, and conversation sparks change. Whether fact or fiction, everything we say conveys little truths about life, and everyone needs to hear truth, even if it’s that we aren’t alone in something. Believing this, I hope someone out there can get even a small amount of hope–or maybe a good laugh–out of the truths I have to share.

I’m from a small town in central Alabama, am heavily influenced by my parents’ punny sense of humor, and I love the twangy southern charm/accents/little bit craziness here. At this point you may be needing answers to a few “Alabama stereotypes” to which I’ll say: “Roll Tide,” I do enjoy the occasional glass of sweet tea, and I probably overuse the pronoun “y’all.”

Other quirks include but are not limited to: having a crazy dog named Indiana who likes to eat underwear, an avid love for baking cupcakes, excessively using “finger guns” and a tendency to either binge on Netflix or go on a reading binge.

I’ve been told it’s important to write what you know, but I also think that writing helps us learn about ourselves and how we see the world. So, again, I hope whoever is reading this (bless your heart) gets some enjoyment in reading about what I know, love, am passionate about, and what I’m learning on this crazy journey of life. (I guess I might also overuse the word “crazy”…?) Let’s do this!