About Me

California-born and Florida-grown, I'm currently in Georgia at Mercer University as a junior Stamps scholar, where I double-major in journalism and creative writing.

My debut novel Outrun the Wind released in November 2018. Barnes & Noble listed it as one of their most anticipated LGBTQAP and YA Fantasy Novels of 2018. 

My first (and forever) love is for writing and reading, and with over 26,100 followers, I run one of Tumblr's most prominent YA fiction/writing blogs (annabethisterrified.tumblr.com). At Mercer, I've received the Sidney Lanier Creative Writing scholar distinction, in addition to the College of Liberal Arts's "Creative Writing Award in Prose Writing" for the 2017-18 school year.

My second major in college is journalism. During my college experience so far, I've interned with Georgia's NPR affiliate and The Strand Magazine. I've also worked with and been published in The Macon Telegraph and 13-WMAZ, Macon's CBS affiliate.

Growing up, I anchored on every one of my school's daily news shows, and was the lead anchor and news director for my high school's show, WROR-TV. I earned awards at the national, state, and county level for my onscreen and offscreen work telling relevant stories regarding my community and country. With expertise in everything from reporting to editing, I am well versed in any role in a news room, and hope to pursue broadcast (and all other outlets) of journalism and media.