Writing

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Sharing stories
Writing Samples
If you need website content, newsletters or feature articles, I'd love to help you deliver your message.


I've written hundreds of feature articles for regional magazines and for Appalachian State University's communications. I've written text for company websites designed to compel viewers to action and optimize visibility to search engines. I've written corporate newsletters, press releases, sales letters and marketing presentations. Check out some samples below and let me know how I can help share your story.

Follow your bliss
The Legend of Cheap Joe Miller: his journey from a boy who liked to play in the woods, to a druggist and store owner, to a renowned artist and owner of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff -- a retail and mail order outlet for fine art supplies.

"Natural Playground" on Wilson Creek
Catching fish, salamanders and an occasional water snake is all in a day’s work for Appalachian State University biology students. See how academics and real life conservation efforts make a splash in this beautiful mountain recreation area.

Southern Twang: Let it snow!
One issue of a regular column in a regional magazine, featuring a sassy Southern gal's take on everyday life.

Return to Mt. Everest
Dr. Baker Perry, professor at App State and a National Geographic Explorer, has installed weather stations on several of the highest places on earth. His work provides data to learn about and plan for climate changes across the globe.

The Ringmaster of High Country Media
Ken Ketchie was just a "young hippie" when he decided to start a newspaper in the North Carolina High Country. Despite all odds, he built a successful media company and shared news and features for 45 years.

The Rhythm of her Life
Shirazette Tinnin shapes her struggles and triumphs in to the beat of her drums. Mixing jazz, hip hop and world music, Tinnin has played with bands world-wide and composed her own tunes.