I'm a freelance writer who is currently working as a Music Writer intern for Roots Music Magazine. I am also currently working on my AA in English at Ozarks Technical Community College. I have done social media marketing and have prior experience with different styles of writing, including AP style, editorial, poetry, fiction, news, ect.
I am a 21 year old freelance writer from Springfield, Missouri. I have been writing since I was a child. Before I settled on an English/Journalism degree, I had wanted to go for a film major. That led me to develop experience in amateur film production, musical theater, and research of film history. While learning more about film history and better understanding the geographic of the profession I had thought I wanted to explore, I decided to document the information I was uncovering and realized journalism seemed like a better fit. I am an advocate for educating and redesigning your local community with organizations such as SPFLD Better Block and am involved in community service organizations. As someone who is also in property management/real estate, I am passionate about bettering our local communities and environment.
In 2012, I submitted an article in the Nixa News-Leader, a local publication, as part of a school writing project. The article highlighted the pros and cons of cat ownership and even included interviews from local veterinarians. The article didn't end up being published but was included in the informal class newsletter.
In 2011/2012 I nearly single-handedly put together a film project based on a scene from a novel my book group was reading. Not only did I supply the props, video editing, and directorial approach, but I also wrote our film's script. I've have tried to dabble in script writing but have not finished any works at this time
In 2019/2020 my friend, author Carla Valderrama, decided to write "This Was Hollywood: Forgotten Stars And Stories". I had done some research on film history and documented my work online. The author had become a huge fan and asked me for my research participation for her book.
Other Literary Works
I started my first magazine internship in September 2022 for Nashville-based publication, Roots Music Magazine. I have written several articles and reviews that have been published by them.
Awards And Accolades
Throughout my early school years, I submitted literary works such as poetry, short stories, ect for the school's LAD fair. One of my works, a poem, won 4th place in the school's submissions.
Explore a featured selection of unpublished and published writing below from 2017-2022