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 and, later, for Array Magazine of Fayetteville. A couple of her short film scripts were produced by a local group of filmmakers, and most recently, she has created a series of spiritual videos as well as grammar videos.