I am an author. I love writing. I’ve written four novels, a young adult book, a historical stage play, countless magazine and newspaper articles and interviews with artists, musicians, authors, and activists. I’ve co-written a self-help book on mindfulness and creativity as well as collaborative work for museum and art exhibitions. I am also a publisher. I created Thorncraft Publishing in 2012.
I’m the Founder of the Clarksville Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail (2019). This is both a print brochure that’s free and available throughout Tennessee, and an online map that’s available through Visit Clarksville and the Montgomery County websites. Visit africanamericanlegacies.com for more information.
I teach the Writing for Military and Families class through Austin Peay State University’s Community School for the Arts and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. I created the course with them, and it is grant-funded and often free for military personnel and their families, both retired and active duty.
I love the outdoors and spend most of my time trail running, as this is when I write. Most often I use voice recordings to get my thoughts down while I run or if I come up with a scene or character development, then I make notes for it. I spend hours on the trails or in the field behind my house, by the river, running and writing. For this reason, I often try to run ultramarathons. I’ve completed a few, and I’ve dropped from a few, too. Either way, I always love the experience and writing in the process.
I’m a Registered Yoga Teacher. I’ve enjoyed combining yoga, writing, and the outdoors. I have taught classes at Dunbar Cave State Park. I create classes and activities combining writing and yoga.
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