Iris found her love of writing and creativity at an early age. At age 9 she wrote and produced a play for her fourth-grade class. She garnered attention for her writing through her school years, even winning an award. She later wrote, edited, and designed for newspapers. More recently, she has done the same for Array Magazine of Fayetteville. Her latest projects include a couple of short film scripts that were produced by a local group of filmmakers.