Charlotte lives in Homewood, Alabama which borders the city of Birmingham. She is married to Tim, and they are parents to their daughter, Riley, and their son, Brady. Charlotte recently earned an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University and is a copywriter with 24 Communications. She is working on two book projects and she provides custom, individual writing instruction to students via email and Skype.
Charlotte has experienced the power of story and believes reading, writing, and other forms of creativity have transforming power. Making room for others and their stories is also a priority for her. She's grateful to have a lot of opportunities to do so through her writing and through her roles as a wife, mama, friend, and neighbor.
Charlotte believes we are drawn to stories because stories help cure our afflictions. When we engage stories through reading, writing, and other creative pursuits, 1) We become more of who we were designed to be, 2) We develop more empathy for others, 3) We see the world around us with more clarity, and 4) We are able to connect with God and others in meaningful ways.
And, if we're looking, we can usually find examples of grace in stories, art, and life. That's important because "...grace leads to gratitude, gratitude births love, love leads to repentance, repentance produces good works, good works make for a better society." --Ashley Null on Thomas Cranmer
Some of Charlotte's favorite things are gorgeous golden ginkgo trees in the fall, steaming hot toddies in the winter, new signs of life in the spring, and reading under an umbrella on the beach in the summer. Regardless of the season, she finds joy in quiet mornings to herself while the rest of her family is still asleep, in learning about new musicians and authors and artists who do good work, and in experiencing "A-ha" moments during the creative process.
You can find some of Charlotte's writing here.