I’m a writer and blogger, a mom of one, a border collie wrangler and a one-time chef.
Since 2010 I’ve worked as a copywriter. I’ve written everything from articles about travel to Belize to catalog descriptions for toilets. I started blogging in 2011 when I moved to Taiwan (you can read my old food blog here and travel blog here).
I’m currently working on several short stories and articles. I’ve got a novel in the works as well, but it’s a long time out.
Although my history as a professional writer is fairly recent, my fascination with fiction began with my grandmother who was a writer and loved to share stories with me. Between her encouragement and my obsession with reading, I like to think I was destined to be a writer.
I’ve had a lot of non-writing jobs – insurance sales, Taco Bell cashier, microchip fabrication and medical records to name a few. I got a crazy bug a few years ago and started a catering business. It was really fun but also really exhausting. In 2014 I gave it up to write full-time and haven’t looked back since. And although none of these jobs stuck, each one taught me lessons that I’m grateful for.
I went to college twice. Even though neither time lead me to a career, now I’m pretty good at writing papers on obscure historical topics such as the Battle of Hastings and the plight of woman in eighteenth century China (BA in History, Arizona State University). I’m also fairly adept at creating fluorescent bacteria on agar and distinguishing nematodes from trematodes (BS in Biological Sciences, the aforementioned ASU).
Like most authors, I read voraciously. As a girl I loved Nancy Drew and anything having to do with horses. My tastes grew over time and now I’ll read just about anything that’s in front of me. You can connect with me on Goodreads if you’d like to know what I’m reading or share your thoughts on books.
I like to think of myself as a nomad – as an adult I’ve lived all over the country and the world, in places as varied as Northern California, Ireland, Boston, Arizona, Texas and Taiwan. I currently live in Portland, Oregon with my very patient husband Dan, our little boy Connor, and our two crazy border collies, Ripley and Pepper Potts.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can always reach me through social media, but you can also email me at email@example.com
Nova Walsh is a writer and blogger. She’s traveled and lived all over the world and although she currently calls Portland, Oregon home, she considers herself a true nomad. Nova has a B.A. in History and B.S. in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University. She is currently working on her first novel and regularly blogs about writing, food, history, reading and adventuring at www.novawalsh.com