Since the summer of 2017, Haley has been an assistant editor at Mother Earth Living, a magazine filled with content for living a natural and eco-friendly life.
Haley wrote her first chapter book in fifth grade (which remains unpublished, despite her teacher’s praise). After that, she packed as many English electives into her middle school, high school, and college schedules as possible. In 2015, she graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. That summer, she attended a Young Adult Writing Workshop with author Tessa Gratton, and that fall she attended the Denver Publishing Institute — an in-depth, month-long course about the publishing industry, from agents and editing to proofreading and marketing.
Haley grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, with parents who valued visiting new places, so she spent summers traveling across North America and Europe. Having four exchange students live with her family at various times helped Haley gain a firsthand look at new ways of thinking and living. And she’s experienced a wide variety of part-time jobs, from Barnes & Noble and the KU Writing Center (where she honed her love of books and her editing abilities) to art museums, veterinary clinics, and restaurants.
Haley began at Ogden Publications in the Web Services team. Eventually she filled a job opening at Mother Earth Living, and combining her love of writing with her love of publishing has made for the perfect fit. She also edits the podcasts Mother Earth News and Friends and Community Chickens. Now she tries out green living tips and products on her husband, including healthier recipes, essential oils, and scattering houseplants through their one-bedroom apartment. She’s already started plotting a future garden.
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