Hey, I'm Toni.

I am a native Chicagoan, a transplanted Texan, and a heartfelt Mississippian. Several years ago, a road trip with my kids taught me to abandon the life I thought I should have and embrace the one God has planned for me...which includes writing about all the things in the world. And to be perfectly honest, writing saved my life three times and I'm pretty sure it can help save yours too. 

Professionally, I have nearly 30 years of experience as a journalist, blogger, and college writing instructor. I fell into the business by writing obituaries for a local newspaper as a part-time job when I was in college...yep you read that correctly. I wrote obituaries. As a matter of fact, to this day obituaries are my favorite thing to write.

Basically, I love to encourage people.

Another reason I write is to help amazing people become even more amazing in their own lives. Your writing is a total representation of who you are, your life experiences (the good and the bad) and who you are becoming. I am here to see you writing about all of it! And yes, I was a cheerleader in high school. 

This actually works really well in my life as a Certified Life Coach with a specialty as a writing coach. I'm here to move your writing forward, and together we can get it done!

I spend most of my days slaying internet trolls.

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I live in the digital world and my work also includes managing social media. I work hard to stay abreast of trends in social media, blogging, and publishing. It's a thing. I understand SEO, social media advertising, reach, performance, copyright infringement, and Wordpress. Because I have really smart creative friends, I also know a little bit about branding, website building, and graphic design. Unfortunately, managing trolls are a big part of my job...so on some days, you could say I'm an internet ninja.
Professional Memberships
American Society for Editing, Alliance for Independent Authors, Bible Gateway Blogger Grid