My work appears in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, NASCAR Illustrated, the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, Planetware, Minnesota Magazine, and many others.

I am a contributing writer for the Ballantyne Magazine, Connect Magazines, DC Refined, and the University of North Carolina’s blog.

My commentary is showcased at Thought Catalog, Medium, and Like the Dew, Journal of Southern Culture and Politics.

I’ve developed custom content for a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations such as HSBC Financial, The UPS Stores, ADT Security, and Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council.

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CAROLINA BRIDE - Trade Winds Tryst

  Find honeymoon heaven in St. Lucia where sun, azure seas and island hospitality await your first holiday together as Mr. & Mrs. Your first journey as a married couple is a magical time for adventure, moments to share and…
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ASC - Healing African Rhythms - Kojo Bey

Look no further than to Kojo Bey to learn – and experience firsthand – the healing power of African drum and dance. Bey is cofounder of and lead drummer for the Sounds of Afrika Drum & Dance Troupe and founder of Drums 4 Life…
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ASC- Layers of Story - Jeff Jackson

  Readers of Jeff Jackson-authored works are quickly immersed into nuanced character-driven stories where his protagonist’s emotional wounds and fractured souls strengthen their resolve and ironically serve as scabbards in insulating…
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ASC - Why Do Fish Swim? - Martha Connerton

Martha Connerton has never known a time where dance was not an integral part of her life. “The full 60 years of my life have been spent in the field of dance,” says Connerton, a dancer, choreographer and educator. “Why? Ask a fish…
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ASC- Ambassador to the Natural World - Ruth Ava Lyons

Ruth Ava Lyons travels the globe to find and depict the underlying beauty in ecosystems that are stressed and suffering from the effects of global warming and human actions. “Most of my work focuses on environmental themes, such as…
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ASC - Capturing Historical Narratives - Russell Smith

Oil painter Russell Smith has harnessed his love of history, aviation and the American West into an abiding passion for telling story through his artwork. He’s spent most of the past two decades working as a professional oil painter,…
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CHARLOTTE FIVE - Emergency Room Doc Pens First Novel

Charlotte physician Kimmery Martin's debut novel Queen of Hearts was a test in patience and perseverance. She shares the journey her at Charlotte Five. ViewLink
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BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE - Member of the Family - Wrigley

  Wrigley launches the new pet-centric feature at Ballantyne Magazine.   ViewLink
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CHANGE MAGAZINE - Surfing Retail's Shifting Waves

Savvy brands and retailers stay ahead of consumer expectations by recognizing shifts in how and when buying decisions are influenced, cementing channel-agnostic relationships, and shaping expectations.  While barrels of ink have been…

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