I have been writing and editing professionally for many years, in a freelance marketing communications capacity and technical writer. My true passion, however, is creative writing and fiction. After receiving a masters degree in creative writing many years ago, I quickly launched my professional career, and my creative pursuits came to a stand still. But Steemit has provided a platform and an opportunity to create community around my avocation. In addition to creative work, I love photography and using the Actifit app, which has not only motivated me to hit step goals each day, but it has also gotten me to blog daily. I am involved in the SteemFiction group, and have one published book with them so far. Off the block chain I work in high tech marketing and am writing fiction for mainstream publishing.