I'm a Pacific Northwest USA native originally from Whidbey Island, Washington. Much of my creative work is influenced by experience and observation.

Over the years, I have worked as a firefighter, reporter, housekeeper, caregiver, veterinarian’s assistant, tree planter, gas station attendant, technical writer, cocktail waitress, and berry picker. My most curious on-the-job task: feeding pet meal worms for an elderly woman as part of my housekeeping duties. Most exciting: fighting wildfires across the west. Most rewarding: raising my sons.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and English, and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Oregon.

I cover arts & culture, photography and travel internationally. I'm also an essayist, poet & visual artist. Thanks for stopping by. Please connect with me on social media! 

Blog: http://www.accentsandapertures.com

Instagram:
 https://www.instagram.com/ginamwilliams/
Twitter: @ginamwilliams
Facebook: GinaWilliamsCarpeVerbum

Visual Blog: NIUME

Questions? More info? Hit me up by email: gina-at-ginamariewilliams.com


My writing and visual art has been featured by or is forthcoming most recently in Moss, River Teeth, Okey-Panky, Carve, The Boiler Journal, Kudzu House,Great Weather for Media, The Sun, Fugue, Palooka, and tNY Press, among others.