My writing journey began with my lifetime of experience raising my three adult sons, the opportunity I had to tutor challenged youth, and working as an educator.
I wrote my first book, "A Surprise Party for James." It is a whimsical story to learn the days of the week with a taste of humor. That book took ten years to publish, five years to find an illustrator, and another five years to publish. While tutoring, I stressed to families the value of maintaining their native language while embracing new languages. Inspired by the diverse audience for which I write, my second book, "A Pet Just for Me!" is now available in six languages!
I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
My interest in developmentally appropriate childhood practices is captured in my stories. They also celebrate my passion to continue to help build confidence and positive outcomes for other children who struggle with traditional curriculum.
I enjoy participating in book festivals, career days, and book signings. My books support the needs of literacy programs that sponsor community events.