In October 2008, I was struck by a car while crossing a busy street in downtown Louisville. I was leaving The Courier-Journal, the newspaper for which I worked as a reporter and columnist. When my body slammed into the cool, damp asphalt on this rainy night my first thought was, “This is going to make a great column.”
This story is a perfect illustration of my lifelong passion for writing.
I am a blogger, freelance writer, and educator living in Birmingham, Ala. I am also the founder of See Jane Write, a network for women writers, bloggers and entrepreneurs. In July 2013 I launched SeeJaneWriteMagazine.com which starting in 2015 will be a online publication designed to highlight the work of women writers.
A native of Birmingham, I returned to my hometown in 2009 to teach early American literature, which explains my crush on Edgar Allan Poe. I continue my journalism career working as a freelance writer for various local and national media outlets including Birmingham magazine and USA Today. I am a contributor to Birmingham’s NPR affiliate and I write a monthly column on women’s issues B-Metro magazine.
I often say writing isn’t something I do; it’s who I am.
I am equally passionate about feminism and empowering women and girls. At WriteousBabe.com I blog about my life as a “southern fried feminist” and strive to inspire women to not only write but also to live a life worth writing about.