katy ryan schambergerhttp://katyschamberger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/KRS_PrimaryHeadshot.jpg 712w" sizes="(max-width: 240px) 100vw, 240px" />Not everyone finds their passion in an early age. Yet as I spent hours meticulously writing a 10-page sequel to Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse And The Motorcycle for a third-grade project, my path emerged: I was meant to write.

And with the exception of briefly entertaining ideas of a career spent as a marine biologist or a meteorologist (too. much. math), I stayed faithfully on that path by writing for my high school newspaper, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Tigers!) and embarking on a career that’s included roles as a real estate writer at the Kansas City Star, editorial director for two regional magazines at Kansas Media One, Chief Content Officer for V3 Integrated Marketing and a freelance writer, blogger and editor for a number of outlets and publications including Visit KC, MetroWireMedia, Charles & Hudson, KC Mag, the Kansas City Star, Shawnee magazine, Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine and Northland Lifestyle magazine, to name a few.

My love of writing and Kansas City culminated in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to write a travel guide, Moon Kansas City, which was published in March 2010. Although my writing runs the gamut from commercial real estate and urban redevelopment to home renovations and local business profiles (and everything in between), there’s no doubt that Kansas City remains one of my most favorite topics–and one that offers no shortage of ideas and inspiration.

After all, the world is filled with stories. It’s my job to tell as many as I can, whether it’s embarking on an assignment for a blog or magazine or working with a client to create copy that not only entertains and engages, but also performs. Interested in telling your story? Contact me and let’s talk.