This is where I’m supposed to tell you about me. Stuff like how I’m happily married and a mother of two and I was born on a Monday and it was cloudy. All of that. But, really, this is already all about me. This whole blog thing. Pretty self-centered, eh?
But maybe I should tell you here about where I get off trying to sell myself as a writer. My resume, if you will:
- Well, I’ve written a ton of feature stories for magazines (none that you’ve heard of). If you Google top five things to look for when buying a digital camera, you might find me. My parents are so proud.
- I spent my early career in politics and worked as a speechwriter. You know that speech where President Reagan said, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Gives you goosebumps, doesn’t it? Yeah, I didn’t write that. No, I was in 7th grade social studies class watching it from an audio/video cart. But it inspired me when I had to write speeches — speeches like why liberals suck. (Important, because I am one.)
- For the past six years I’ve worked for a charitable grant-making foundation where I review grant proposals and write up evaluations about
nonprofit-led ventures. (Feel free to just vaguely nod along here. Even my family and friends don’t get what I do.) I love my day job. But you may be surprised to learn I don’t get many opportunities there to write about Cabbage Patch Kids or Shaun Cassidy. I know, isn’t that a shame? Enter, my blog.
- Here are a few other relevant things you should know. I’m also an award-winning short story writer (see here), an award-winning essayist (see here), an award-winning copywriter (see here), and have carried out a successful written lobbying campaign (see here). I usually try to downplay these accomplishments so I don’t come off as bragging. Well, and also there’s the fact that most of these things occurred when I was in grade school. Oh, that, and plagiarism might have had something to do with at least one of them.