Faith in Focus Columnist
The News & Observer Publishing Company
I can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated by words. From the stories about my first mystery heroine, Nancy Drew, to the sports page in my favorite newspaper, I love the endless combinations of words and what can be done with them. Presently you can listen for my fingers flying over the keyboard while I tell the stories small-business owners want to read. Social media trends, technological issues, accounting strategies, tax positions and entrepreneurial profiles.You can read those on some great corporate websites and in a regular column I write for my local newspaper. I also write a newspaper column about faith each week which means I am regularly interviewing some of the most inspiring people I've ever met. For 20 years I wrote television news copy each day which forces you to break down information into digestible nuggets and economize on words while telling an understandable story. And I also manage the operations of Fight for 1in9, a breast cancer nonprofit. That's the spot in the world where I'm trying to do some good. In this multi-platform world I am called a content marketer, a digital content creator, a freelance journalist, a columnist and a reporter. But here's what I really do. I work with words.