Poet. Novelist. Essayist.



I am a professional and creative writer living in Chicago, IL. I received a MA in English from Rhodes University in South Africa and a MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. In 2013, I received a two-week residency at the Vermont Studio Center and an Illinois Arts Council Grant.

As a poet, my work centers around the importance of narrative—whether one’s own personal story, the re-envisioned voices of one’s ancestors, or a fictional character. As a novelist, I am currently writing in the romance genre, combining my passions for a good love story and for international travel. As an essayist, I am writing a personal memoir and continue to work on travel essays.


In 2021, I was chosen as a Mentee for the Romance Writers of America RAMP program

For a list of creative writing publications, visit the "bio" page.

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Writing Samples

Here are some examples of my published professional writing.



Brochure                                                      Appeal Letter

Written for Victories                                 Written for Victories

2019                                                              2019

                        Article                                                           Interview

                        "Fall Colors & Local Wines"                     "Andrew Harvey"

                        Written for Mindful                                   Written for Mindful Metropolis

                        Metropolis                                                    2009


                        Restaurant Review                                     Article

                        "El Nuevo Mexicano"                                "Poetry Month"

                        Written for Mindful                                   Written for Mindful Metropolis

                        Metropolis                                                    2010


                       Essay                                                              Press Release

                       "Investing in Each Other"                          "Green Metropolis Fair"

                       Written for Mindful                                    Written for Green Metropolis

                       Metropolis                                                     Fair

                       2009                                                               2012


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