Hi, I’m McKenna. I tell stories with words, photography, and video. I’m fascinated by the way stories shape culture and vice versa, and the role storytelling plays in shaping identity.

As a creative writer, I’ve experimented in many forms: long- and short-form prose fiction; poetry; nonfiction essays; screenwriting; and playwriting. I am currently writing a novel that combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and environmentalism.

In my professional life I work as a writer, editor, and social media specialist. I help brands and individuals share their stories through a variety of mediums, from brand journalism articles to photography and videography to social media content.

I graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English, but I also dedicated much of my undergraduate career to studying psychology and other social sciences. I am a self-taught photographer and videographer. If there’s something I don’t know how to do but want to learn, I will teach myself; I’m always eager for a challenge.

When I’m not working or writing, you can find me exploring the Pacific Northwest’s awe-inspiring landscapes, rain or shine; snuggled on the couch with my pug, Jane, and a book (I have a soft spot for Victorian novels); or nerding out over a sci-fi or fantasy TV show (especially if it’s the X-Files).