HELEN MITTERNIGHT

Let me introduce myself

"All serious daring starts from within" -- Eudora Welty


Yep, that's me on the trapeze. Nothing conquers fear like just daring and that's something I've tried to embody in my life and in my career. 


I'm originally from New Orleans, which means I learned that hard work should be in service of hard play and not work for its own sake. I've tried to bring a sense of play to every job I've ever had.  With a journalism degree from Marquette University and a serious case of Woodward-Bernstein envy, I started as a reporter with the Associated Press. I learned to write quickly and concisely. A move to D.C. flipped me from hack to flack and I headed up p.r. departments at The Humane Society of the United States, The American Society for Training and Development, The American Psychological Association, and The American Diabetes Association. After a stint at Vanguard Communications, where I oversaw a federal contract on children's mental health, I moved to Charleston, SC, to write, to eat, to reflect...and to find the next adventure.  


My writing adventures have me working on my first novel, a mystery, and writing blogs as well as freelancing. I now have my own blog, "Stilettos Not Required," as well as a relationship/sex blog for Charleston Magazine's Grit, "What's Love Got to Do With It?" and have a budding freelance career. I also guest-blog on actress Felicity Huffman's "What the Flicka?" lifestyle website.