When I was in college, my advisor asked me what I wanted to do with my degree in conservation and resource studies. “I’d like to wander around in the natural world taking pictures, then write about my experiences,” I said. “Nobody will ever pay you to do that,” he predicted.
Have you ever heard someone tell you your dream was impossible? What’s more delicious than proving them wrong? Now I’m the associate editor of a little wildlife magazine in Arizona, where I write about and photograph the natural world and its creatures. I also support other writers through my work as a freelance writing coach and editor.
This is a blog about my experiences, both “out there” tromping around in the deserts and mountains of my home state, and “in here” at my desk, where the work gets done and art is (sometimes) created. I’m here to share what I’ve learned and hear what you can teach me about writing, photography and editing. Together, let’s find better ways to express what we know about nature and the other creatures with whom we share this wonderful planet.