Hi there! I’m Katie and I like to write Young Adult Contemporary stories, read good books, create art and listen to music. I’m a big fan of American literature (fitzgerald/hemingway/salinger/steinbeck). I used to run a small handmade craft business and was featured on BeckyHiggins.com .

I started this blog as a portfolio for my most recent writing projects, and to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a writer and business owner.

I also  share inspiration. Inspiration that might come to you through music, paper, books, or my writing. I hope you’ll stick around.



//  My Favorite Quotes  //

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus

“It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful. That’s what makes it different and unique from everything else.” – Bob Ross 

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Shel Silverstein

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Every child is an artist. The problem is remaining an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo Picasso 

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I’ve wanted to do.”
Georgia O’Keefe

Writing Portfolio //

Close To My Heart Inc. Consultant Training Academy Leadership articles

Published Artwork//

Creating Keepsakes Magazine 2009

Business Achievements//

Leadership Speaker in Orlando, Florida
Leadership Conference 2005
Direct Sales Training Academy Instructor
Published Consultant in Creating Keepsakes
and Scrapbook Etc magazine.
Certified DSWA Leader

Close To My Heart Inc.
#5 Top Recruiter 2008-2009
#9 Top Recruiter 2007-2008
#1 Top Recruiter for 2006-2007
#1 Most Supervisor Promotions
#1 Top Recruiter Award for 2005-2006
#2 Top Recruiter Award for 2004-2005


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