If you were looking for a résumé, I’m going to disappoint you; instead, I would like to give you a brief, unauthorized autobiography.
I was born in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. I went to public schools in Blount County. I hated English classes, but I’m pretty sure my English teachers hated me more. In fact, until recently, I would go so far as to suggest that the idea of me becoming a writer wouldn’t have crossed anyone’s mind. Then I went off to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I tried engineering, computer science, and even graduated with a degree in geography. In the end, the small number of classes I took pursuing a minor in linguistics gave me a love of language and allowed me to discover the most marketable skill I have, writing.
Where to Now?
After university, I discovered that I enjoy flying and I rekindled an interest in photography. The only trouble? Those are two expensive passions, if you will, and I found myself in need of income to keep the plane flying and shutters clicking. With no real desire to follow a traditional career path, I opted to launch a business.
Honestly, I have to say this whole idea essentially fell into my lap. Early in my flight training, I started a personal flight training blog to keep notes on all my flight lessons. Some of my earliest promotion for that blog caught the eye of the owner of Aviation Schools Online, who contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in some freelance writing work. It never occurred to me that someone would pay me to write. Needless to say, I took him up on the offer.
If you suspect that I’ve glossed over some details, I must remind you, I did say brief. That said, the story doesn’t end there. In fact, I don’t actually know how the story ends; that is up to you.
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