I grew up in the town of Middlesex, New Jersey with my parents and two brothers. When I was five years old I started taking dance lessons and I've never stopped dancing. I have also always loved to read and write. My favorite book as a child, "Charlotte's Web," is still my favorite book today.
It was when I started reading picture books to my children that I felt compelled to write and submit my work to magazine and book publishers. I spent endless hours on the Internet and at the library learning everything I could about writing. It wasn't long before I joined the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators. After I attended my first writing conference, I was hooked. Truth is, I became obsessed!
It was only a few months after I started writing that I received my first acceptance. I was thrilled to find out that Babybug magazine was going to publish my poem, "Playground Fun."
I write every day and I'm always working on something new while polishing something old. I write a wide variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and picture book material.
I love working with children, whether it's teaching them new dance steps or reading to them in a classroom. I hope both my dancing and writing will teach, inspire, and touch each child in some way just as each child teaches, inspires, and touches me.
My first day of school
Me with my first dog, Suzie
Me with my two brothers
My first dance recital
Did you know?
My favorite number is 13. It's on the back of my softball shirt in case you forget.