Brandon is a writer educated by practical writing experience, academia and a varied work history. His early life was rural, where he learned what it meant to work hard and be a team member as part of the agricultural field and a respectable student athlete. In college, he gained vital research skills and perspective from an MA program abroad and 4 years in the service industry as a host, server, and bartender for Darden Restaurants, Inc. His career since has included an internship for a private legal practice, full-time work for Special School District, 2+ years in the field of elementary education, and 4+ years as a freelance writer. He has also coached baseball and ultimate Frisbee.
A passion for writing is a notable trait. Those who thrive on 'making it better' show the skills required to achieve success for any detailed task. They have the patience and presence of mind to bend ideas and tweak details until the proper combination is found; the technical and organizational skills to lay a foundation that requires little work; and a clear, informed psycho-social lens to effectively target writing.
Brandon holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing and a BA in English from the University of Missouri.