Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a writer, political news editor, and avid reader with an eye for perfection and a knack for freelance success.
Within this site, you’ll find everything from political commentary to book reviews to advice for writing the next great American novel. I’m sort of a jack of all trades—and I’m taking you along for the ride.
So what is this site?
I like to think of my blog as a culmination of a lot of things. In short, it’s a “home base” for me and all of the things I do.
First and foremost, I got my start in writing covering the millennial/college student perspective during the 2016 campaign season as a freelance political journalist, so a lot of my work is in political journalism. To that end, you’ll often find political op-eds and commentary on this site; I like to keep my chops warm by writing pieces like these as often as I can!
I also like to write lifestyle-oriented blog posts from time to time, which is where this particular site began. I have a huge audience of college students (in part, because I recently was one myself!) who visit my site, learn some study tips, check out my outfit inspirations, read my career development advice, and look at my reviews on things like school supplies and planners. (Want to advertise to this market of over 20,000 students per month? Click here to learn more!)
Additionally, I have been an editor of both fiction and nonfiction for several years, with experience in everything from blog listicles to full-length fantasy novels—and I want to share my expertise with you! From book marketing tips to pre-writing guidance, part of my blog is dedicated to helping writers succeed in the ever-changing world of publishing.
That includes doing book reviews for both traditionally published and self-published authors! (Want to have your book reviewed on my blog? Apply here!)
Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time perfecting my YouTube videos, which generally focus around books, but sometimes include writing tips and commentary. I’d be honored if you’d visit my YouTube channel!
Ready to start exploring?
Here are some of my most popular lifestyle posts to get you started:
- 5 Things I Did to Maintain Straight As in College while Working 60+ Hours Each Week
- How to Bounce Back & Balance Your Life when You’re on the Verge of Burnout
- 13 Essential School Supplies for College
Or if you’re a writer, here are some posts that can help you with your WIP:
- How to Turn an Arbitrary Scene (or Two) into a Full Novel
- The #1 Reason People Aren’t Reading Your Writing (& How to Fix it!)
- When is the Right Time for Me to Hire a Professional Editor? + Novel-Writing Timeline
Keep reading to learn a little bit more about me!
Currently, I work as the executive editor for the Conservative Institute, but I also have bylines in a bunch of online and in-print magazines and publications from across the United States. I also work part-time as a social media manager for an online company—so I have my hands full!
In addition to writing, I enjoy making music, reading, and traveling to new places with my husband, Ryan (who makes cameos on my blog often), and our border collie, Dakota. Fun fact: I also play a ton of different instruments, including clarinet, guitar, and piano!
If you want to get to know me even better, be sure to follow me on my official social media accounts (see below) and get connected! I’m constantly sharing great resources for writers and college students, so make sure you don’t miss them!
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