My first songwriting gig was with Reba McEntire. She hired me to write songs for her publishing company, Starstruck Publishing. I started out writing from Augusta and driving to Nashville once a month to turn in work, but quickly fell in love with the city. Kevin and I moved there in '97, got engaged in '98 and married at St Patrick Catholic Church in '98. I was at Starstruck for two years and submitted 200 songs for publishing.
In 2013, I got the chance to work for my brother-in-law, Brian Scheyer, on a project for Children's Hospital Oakland called "The Promise".
In 2014, illustrator James Dean considered turning his Pete the Cat character into an animated video. I was hire to contribute an ABC song to the project. The song was also published on my HiFi Felix vol 4 cd.
In 2015, I wrote a song about the Augusta Canal based on the book, The Brightest Arm of the Savannah by Edward Cashin.
In 2016 I contributed a song, Hit Me Hard, to the soundtrack of Fighting Belle.
In 2019, I wrote a companion song to go with the book, Mr Solesby's Shopy by Amy Epps.
In 2020, I wrote a companion song to the book
Walk Walk Walk Talk Talk Talk by Ruthie J Curry.
Amy Epps (author of Mr Solesby's Shop) asked me to speak to her students in the Georgia Young Authors contest about how I became a songwriter