About Me

I live in a small town in North Carolina that looks like it jumped off the end of Norman Rockwell’s paintbrush. Most folks call it Belmont, but I call it home. I was born and raised in the Foothills of North Carolina. My Appalachian roots beckon to me almost daily.

When I am not thinking about writing, or putting words on paper, breathing into a paper bag before putting words on paper, taking photos, or traveling, I am at home drinking coffee and reading.

I drink a lot of coffee.

Most days you will find me in my office writing or working on social media for clients like Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer. And drinking coffee.

I do not have a coffee problem.

My family disagrees.

I have a list of wants that I would like to believe will make me a better writer:

  • A Fiat 500
  • Two Corgis to ride in said Fiat 500
  • Unlimited prime camera lenses for my Canon
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Dave Grohl — starring in the role of BFF
  • A Net Jets account with unlimited usage
  • Unlimited Bonvoy points
  • A flat in London walking distance to Berkeley Square
  • A classic Charleston double
  • A cabin in the North Carolina mountains
  • A mid-century modern home with original furnishings in Palm Springs
  • A brownstone in New York City
  • More bookshelves
  • George Vanderbilt’s library

I would like to teleport to these bookshops anytime I please:

  • Hatchard’s Piccadilly, London
  • John Sandoe Books, London
  • Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Asheville, North Carolina
  • Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy
  • John K. King Used And Rare Books, Detroit, Michigan
  • BookPeople, Austin, Texas
  • Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, Holland
  • Strand, New York City
  • Livraria Lello & Irmao, Porto, Portugal
  • The Bookworm, Beijing, China
  • El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France
  • Politics & Prose, Washington D.C (We won’t discuss the hours I spend here when visiting family and friends in Washington, DC. If a credit card could have heart palpitations before a trip, mine would.)
  • Bart’s Books, Ojai, California
  • Corso Como, Milan, Italy
  • Barter Books, Alnwick, UK
  • Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Boulder Books, Denver, Colorado
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon
  • The Ripped Bodice, Los Angeles, California