In high school Havilah enjoyed Romance languages, Christian apologetics, and post-Victorian literature in addition to winning various writing awards. In college she held a position on the editorial board of the Columbia Review and an internship with the Manhattan Morningside Alliance where she taught oral history to local students. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in English Literature she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she explored Aboriginal concepts of storytelling. Upon her return to the United States Havilah undertook an internship in publishing and communications for Albemarle County Public Schools where she produced news releases, media advisories, website updates, and promotional brochures for twenty-seven schools. She now lives in Los Angeles and has been published in the Columbia Review and Albemarle County Magazine. Havilah’s skill set spans copywriting and copyediting as well as expository, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and creative writing.