My name is Luke Atkinson and I’m an award-winning communications professional living in Chicago. My writing career spans from journalism and creative fiction to marketing and brand storytelling for nonprofit organizations.
When I was a kid, my parents owned a Brother Word Processor. This clunky machine was the product of mashing together a typewriter and a computer, but it was my ticket to creative freedom. I wrote some dumb stuff, like Super Mario fanfic and stern letters to advertising companies taking advantage of kids’ vulnerability to marketing, but it was the formative activity of my childhood. Wouldn’t trade it for nothin’.