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. 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.