About Me

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From the Mountains Grew a Writer…

Courtney Bratcher is a freelance writer and middle school teacher living in North Carolina with her husband, Anthony and son, Anthony II.  She is a 2012 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in English.

Growing up in the sleepy little town of Pulaski, Virginia nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Courtney escaped the boring and mundane by reading books and writing stories.  As a young child she was fascinated by the way the stories she read could transport her from simple country life to worlds filled with mystical creatures and exciting adventures.  In elementary school she began to write mystery stories to share with her class.  She loved the way her cliffhangers and “to be continued” endings intrigued her classmates and left them begging for more.  She knew then that she wanted to be a writer.

By middle school she was reading every story she could get her hands on and began taking higher level Language Arts and English classes.  She would beg her mother to take her to the library after school and on weekends and spent hours in the evenings reading the literary treasures she had found.

Once she graduated from high school, she attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro as English major. After a seven year hiatus and marriage, she returned to her studies and transferred to UNC Greensboro.  With a full course load and a full-time job, Courtney graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and Summa Cum Laude status.​ ​

Currently, Courtney is a middle school Language Arts teacher, a writer and blogger for 5Seven Magazine, and runs her own freelance writing company.  In her spare time she likes to work on her own creative writing, curl up with a good book, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.  She plans to publish her first e-book in the coming year and is working on plans for a series of novels.​

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Congratulations on your 2012 graduation Courtney! You actually completed what I’ve sworn not to allow age (I’m 50), nor working full-time, nor maintaining two blogs and penning short stories stop me from doing! 🙂
    Keep writing – I loved your mailbox, snake and lesson story!
    Following …. 🙂

    Vicki

    • Thanks so much! My mom is about your age and she’s back in school too. I actually took a 7 year break and went back to school at 29. So age is definitely not a factor in getting that diploma. Go for it at your own pace so you can do your best and get the most out of it. Keep doing your thing!

  2. Hi, Courtney. Thanks for the likes and follow at Girl and Her Pink Backpack as well as Sesi Mag’s blog site. We have a few things in common- I just graduated with an English degree as well almost went to your school. Looking forward to following your stories & career.

  3. What an interesting story of how you got started writing. I love reading your blog I can imagine how you had the attention of your classmates back in the day. The way you literate causes the reader not wanting to put your story down until the end. You most def have my attention when I read your articles.

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