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When people ask me where I’m from, I don’t have a good answer. Just like millions of other Army Brats around the world, I moved somewhere new every few years, so I have plenty of answers to choose from: I grew up at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where my father was a professor. I attended Furman University in South Carolina. I studied in Asia as a young adult. And sometime in 2009, I put down roots right here in Nashville. So where am I from? Your guess is as good as mine.

I also find it hard to explain what I do. I’m a writer, but I’m not a food writer or a blogger or a traditional journalist. I write about everything that strikes me as interesting: the military, travel, faith, food, education—heck, once, I even broke a story about a landfill.

In 2017, I began pitching my debut novel, Beyond the Point, to agents and publishers, while joining forces with Marcus Whitney on his new book, Create + Orchestrate. Keep an eye out for those two projects to get a shelf life real soon. In the meantime, my work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among many other publications. So, no, I don’t have a home town. And no, I don’t really have a niche. But that won’t stop me.