Throughout my entire life, I've lived across the span of the Appalachian Mountains from Athens, Tennessee up to Knoxville, Tennessee. I found a love for the natural beauty of the land and have incorporated the scenery into my works, hoping to capture a fraction of what they offer.
Creative writing came to me early in my youth as I would spend countless hours in the classroom daydreaming about the next story until I could put pen to paper. My father taught English, and my mother taught French, so a life of language had been set for me before any interest sparked. Nonetheless, I grew to love all things about language - both written and spoken.
After completing my years at Maryville High School as an athlete and scholar, I found myself enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where I explored several majors from Graphic Design to Psychology. My love for writing and history led me to an Art History degree with a minor in History specializing in Greek and Roman cultures.
Through my studies, I quickly realized my attraction to the fabled concept "History is written by the victors" spoken by Winston Churchill and various others across time. It's this use of perspective that drives my writing, and the phrase taught me to analyze all sides of any event - not just those that remain afterward.
In my spare time, I make my best attempt at balancing my writing among many other activities, such as a healthy exercise routine, reading, researching, and spending as much time with my family as I can. Additionally, I spend a vast amount of time outdoors near the Smoky Mountain National Park where I enjoy hiking and other adventures.