Why do humans love stories so much? What is it in us that draws us to tales of dragons or romance or mystery? We’ve been telling each other stories for thousands of years and I don’t see us slowing down anytime soon. Stories make us who we are as a whole and as an individual. A great story even has the power to change us.

I just recently finished my doctorate so I’ve been spending a lot of time lately trying to catch up on all of the stories I haven’t had the chance to read. My top three so far this year:

1. The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin

2. Beartown by Fredrick Backman

3. Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

What are your top three this year?

(I’m always looking for a good recommendation!)

A little about me…

I’m not one to give away too much of my personal life on social media (especially something as open as a blog) but I’ll share a few things about me. I am by no means a professional writer. Just someone who likes to scribble things onto coffee shop napkins and has a tendency to let my thoughts wander through my fingers onto a keyboard. I’m a college professor in the beautiful Southern USA. I love to travel, camp, write and explore anything new at least once just to see if I like it. I hope to get to know you all soon as we share out stories.

Welcome To Open Writers


Welcome to Open Writers. I firmly believe that everyone has a creative side and I want to open the door for anyone to express that. This blog is dedicated to YOU! I want to share your stories. Feel free to submit any short story, essay, poem, literally anything that you want to share (within reason obviously). This is a place for both reader and writer. I hope that we can all share the stories that make us who we are.