"The world is but a canvas to our imagination." H.D. Thoreau

Author's Latest Novel

My debut middle grade novel is titled I WOULD NOT HAVE YOU OTHERWISE. Thirteen-year-old Gwen thinks that 8th grade is going to revolve around being the only girl on the boys' baseball team at Truman Junior/​Senior High. But when prejudice against Gwen crosses paths with her sister's secret, Gwen must decide where her loyalties lie. Eighth grade is turning out to be less of a game and more of a challenge than Gwen bargained for...

Author's Life

My favorite memories are of growing up with my extended family in the beautiful Hudson Valley area of New York state. I began writing my first novel at the age of seven, and am still trying to locate the original manuscript. All I remember is that the main character, Jenny, went grocery shopping with her mother and there was an intense scene over a box of cereal. My actual childhood was far less dramatic.

Living in a home that rested on nearly 100 acres of woods and fields, I was provided ample room for my imagination to soar and the peace and quiet to devour books whole. Ten days after graduating college, I moved to North Carolina where I live today, once again in the woods, and surrounded by a family that includes my husband, four children, parents, and four-legged friends.

Author's Experience

I am a writer, copywriter, editor, proofreader, and tutor. I have also worked as a professional technical writer and editor. However, I have the most fun penning fiction and writing non-fiction articles for childrenís magazines and parenting blogs. My children's articles have appeared in FACES and CALLIOPE (now DIG) magazines. I have recently completed my first young adult novel, with another novel in the works. When not writing, I'm avidly reading, letter-writing (okay, thatís more writing!), running, admiring nature, volunteering in the community, cooking, baking, and being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I am a member of SCBWI, the Authors Guild, and my son's (highly exclusive) Candy Club.