Born in the USA like Springsteen, Courtney is a writer and storyteller whose essays and articles have appeared in The Cut, Marie Claire, Fodor’s Travel, Time Out, and more.
She came to Germany on a Fulbright grant in 2005 after completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Her writing has benefited from workshops with Amitava Kumar, Julia Kasdorf and Charlotte Holmes at Penn State University as well as Helen Shulman and Ben Percy at Breadloaf.
She has spoken with authors Ru Freeman and Ta-Nehisi Coates as part of a panel discussion on writing about class issues and has led workshops in fiction for both beginners and advanced students. A university lecturer, she has developed courses on storytelling for branding purposes and academic writing.
Fluent in German, Courtney edits and translates all manners of texts and offers consultations on writing, editing, and content strategy.