About + Portfolio

Hi there!

Glad you stopped by. Ready for too much information, tightly edited? Great! Here we go:

For the snapshot of who I am as a person: I grew up loving to wear overalls (still do, sadly,) eat one too many cheese puffs (often) and love both the Sound of Music and Ghostbusters (2016) equally. The Heat and Tommy Boy are also favorites, so do with that what you will. I read all sorts of books of all like it might save my life. (Sometimes, it does.) I love exercise and movement, but do not know if I am a “walker” or a “runner” or would classify myself as a “yoga enthusiast.” I mostly just don’t want to creak.

In terms of an “artist statement,” I walk the very fine, dangerous line/collision between faith and funny, and love to find the funny within almost everything, unofficially indoctrinated by my mom, who would laugh at inappropriate moments in all sorts of rigid, uptight affairs. Also, I write, paint, draw and play piano. Up next: skateboarding and cello. (It’s better you don’t ask.)

My blog…is random bits of odds and ends of my writing. I write essays, devotionals, copy (feet in both copywriting and social media content), children’s stories and faith-based homilies for children. More recently: a book (here!) and in the midst of several screenplays. (I know. You don’t have to spare me the groan.)

In case you’re wondering what I’m capable of, here’s a little background which is a hybrid of both corporate and freelance positions in the last ten or so years.

Previous to all of this, I was a cute girl who wore high heels all day (All day! On non-cushioned retail floors!) while I restocked clothing and cleaned out countless dressing rooms for my clients at high-end department stores. One the department stores liked me so much that I got promoted to the Men’s buying office for a while where I met one of my favorite friends. Another mad skill I leaned these years: how to balance champagne in one hand while checking the thread count in men’s shirts samples in the other. (Can do that still, by the way. Reminding mostly my ego here.)

And then, onto advertising: Project Manager for 6 years for AT&T, 7-Eleven and LALA Foods brands, and Social Media Strategist/Copywriter for See’s Candies, LALA Foods brands.

And…a cool position creating a branded, multilingual social media network for a Parisian-based B2B electrical company: eCommerce Community Manager, Rexel Group.

Meanwhile, I was writing all along (in my job/for my job and for myself, and for publication) since 2010.

Bylines include:

Author

High Five/Highlights – Aug 2019 High Five issue

Mothers Always Write http://bit.ly/coltpiece

GreenPrints (link forthcoming)

Fathom (link forthcoming)

Contributor

Dallas Child https://bit.ly/2Y79y1u

Presbyterian Outlook: here and here

MOPS (speaker in 2016/2017)

Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenges

Many, many dumb and beautiful (but mostly ridiculous) tweets on Twitter.com

Columns

I’ve written monthly columns for a handful of churches over a range of several years each. (I love writing columns. Almost as much as I love church people.)

So, that’s me in a long-ish (but still short, right?) nutshell!

Looking for more? Or interested in having me look at some of your marketing campaigns and/or check your hem length?  If so, let’s discuss!

Email me here: lrasleywrites at gmail and we can chat.