Where to begin with the awkward “About Me” page? To start, the name of my blog. A word my family loves to use to describe me is “verbose.” My middle name is Rose.
Synonym for Verbose = Wordy + Rose = The Wordy Rose
I was raised in a small farming community in the southern Willamette Valley. Like most writers, I fell in love with reading and writing at an early age. I scribbled stories for my family, wrote up plays for my sister and I to act out, and obsessively kept diaries. English had always been my favorite subject in school, but it wasn’t until a few years into my undergraduate degree that I decided to throw rational thinking to the wind, and major in a subject I was truly passionate about. One of the best decisions I’ve made, I ended up getting my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
I was fortunate enough to land a job as an editor for my university’s newspaper, propelling my writing career forward. In addition to journalism, I’ve had a number of creative pieces and reviews published in literary journals and magazines. In an attempt to fuel this passion of mine into a career, I’ve ended up working in human resources, where the bulk of what I do consists of business and technical writing. At least I’m putting my major to some good use! After writing employee handbooks, job descriptions, and marketing materials all day, the right side of my brain is screaming for some release!
I’m currently working on two novels: one a contemporary piece detailing the troubled relationship between a mother and daughter, the second a contemporary/historic fiction set in the South, the idea inspired by my experiences living there for a few years. I started blogging about a year ago as an outlet to get some of my shorter pieces out there. I am floored at how rewarding my blogging experience has been thus far. I have developed a phenomenal group of fellow bloggers and writers who I am so fortunate to have surrounding and supporting me on my writing journey!
I currently live in the glorious state of Oregon with my husband and our Jack Russell Terrier. I’m an avid backpacker and lover of the great outdoors, changing seasons, and rain, an avid reader (obviously), and a wine, coffee, and tea enthusiast. I spend every free minute enjoying the splendor of the Pacific Northwest and savoring the written word.
Happy reading!! 🙂