For more than 20 years, I have had the privilege of telling amazing stories that also happen to be true. As a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, Internet columnist, author and ghostwriter, I have interviewed some of the top athletes in the sports world and had a front-row seat to events and tales that prove why this country is gripped by collegiate and professional sports.
I have covered everything from the first two seasons of the Carolina Panthers franchise to the preparations for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the inside track of athletes in every sport at East Carolina University. In 2009 I started my first book, and through writing books I have been able to explore the depths of fascinating subjects that I could only touch on before.
My first book, Coaching Third: The Keith LeClair Story, was released in March of 2010, and I followed that with The Classic: How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big-Time Basketball to the South in November 2011. My first ghostwriting project, Broken Road, the biography of former NFL Pro Bowl running back Tony Collins launched in December 2012.
I have written for dozens of publications in a full-time or freelance capacity, from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal to the Associated Press, the Orlando Sentinel, Canoe and Kayak Magazine and Home by Design magazine. My work has centered on sports, but I have also had the opportunity to tell stories in the worlds of the arts, religion, education and health.
When I’m not writing, I stay busy as a mom of four children, and I also volunteer with Young Life, the Christian high school ministry my husband Sid directs in our home town of Greenville, North Carolina. I love running and exercise, reading great books and attempting to play the piano.