About Miss Essayist

Hello and a warm welcome! My name is Payden Annie, and I am the writer and creator of MissEssayist.com. Feel free to browse around, comment on the posts, and share with your own network!

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Why Miss Essayist? 

I was inspired by the very ladylike Judith Martin, who goes by the pen name “Miss Manners”, and is a nationally recognized authority on civility and etiquette. Her ability to make a point without making an enemy inspired me to write my own essays on topics such as feminism and worldview in a similar tone of grace and honesty.

Essays in their true form are being buried by millions of blogs circling the web. This website is also an effort to revive and honor the art essays as one of the purest forms of literature.

Who am I?

There are many ways I could describe myself- daughter, friend, explorer, sister, but the most significant thing about me is my faith. My relationship with my Lord is the most defining thing about me, and while some of my essays are not explicitly “religious”, they do all stem from the worldview of a young Christian woman.

Now, as for who I am other than Miss Essayist? I am a twenty-something currently living in northern Okloma while I finish my degree in English. However, I have lived in Nashville, D.C., Chicago, and San Antonio, so this is my first attempt at small-town life.  I work for a software company and am currently working on my first children’s novel, Prosperity Lane.

Fun Facts About Me:

  • My first name came from the 1985 movie, “Silverado.”
  • My favorite month is October because fall.
  • I have a 14-year-old Golden Retriever named Violet (I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old).
  • I am an ENFP on the Meyer-Briggs Personality test!
  • I am a voracious reader of non-fiction (though I do enjoy a good novel on occasion). If you have any recommendations, send them my way!
  • Hobbies include baking, running, hiking, planning my next road trip and learning French.