About


I believe in great stories.

I believe in reading them, crafting them, discovering them, and strengthening them.

It all started, as things do, when I was a kid. When I wasn’t reading everything I could get my hands on, I was writing. I scribbled away on any piece of paper I could find, creating fantastical worlds and writing terrible poetry.

At some point I switched gears, splitting my time between writing epic fantasy and hardboiled(-ish) mysteries. And then I discovered history. Historical stories, in all their forms, became a passion that carried me through a doctorate and into life as an independent scholar and author. I just never stopped.

I received my Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in 2017. In addition to receiving top academic honors, I have received grants and fellowships for international research expeditions, as well as national and institutional awards for my teaching.

In 2017, I launched Ink Blotter, offering editorial, consulting and coaching services to fiction and non-fiction writers, academic scholars, non-profit organizations, and small- to mid-sized businesses.

As an author, scholar, and independent editor, it is my privilege to live every day immersed in stories. I look forward to sharing mine with you, and I am honored to be a part of yours.

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