I love writing and reading. And I love helping others study these skills. My absolute favorite is poetry but I read and edit all genres, from personal essays to research papers to full-length novels.
I hold a BA in English from Stephen F. Austin University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University. I have three years of college teaching experience and I currently run a teen writers group at my local library.
The core of my teaching philosophy is patience.
Undergraduate Degree: Stephen F Austin State University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Poetry, my (perfect) dog, horror films, board games, quoting Parks and Recreation, quoting The Office, laser tag, and ping pong.