I love chocolate, have a crazy aversion to dogs, feel happiest atop a New Hampshire mountain and still think Parker Stevenson is dreamy. And I love writing stories for children.
Long ago I earned a BS in English and Communication from Fairfield University. I took a job with The Travelers Insurance Company because I thought I had to be the next Alexis Carrington, with a tailored suit and big earrings. I learned about deductibles, actuary tables, and underwriting and I discovered that insurance is not my passion.
When my second child arrived, I became a full time mom and started hearing stories in my head. Okay, I did have three children in four years so sleep deprivation and stress might have been a factor, but I began to think about writing stories for children.
I took a class through the Institute for Children's Literature and had my light bulb moment - here is my passion. I sold my first story to Clubhouse Jr Magazine in 2007. Since then Clubhouse Jr Magazine has bought 11 more stories, and I've been published in Highlights for Children and Girls World. In 2020, Charlesbridge published my debut picture book, How Long Is Forever.
I have picture book manuscripts out on submission and I'm forever polishing my middle grade novel - The Myth of Dragoon!
I'm a member of The Soaring 20s Book Group and I love taking workshops and connecting with fellow writers at The Writer's Loft and through SCBWI. Being a 24 Carrot Writer helps my passion stay focused.
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