Who am I? It depends on the day, or who asks, or what I’m doing. My background is in science — biology, marine biology, microbiology, and immunology — I do love “-ologies.” My first love was sharks (the Oceanic Whitetip is my favorite). Then came germs – viruses & bacteria are amazing predators just as much as those big-finned ones. After an enlightening first job in the science arena, followed by publication of multiple scientific journal articles, I moved on to the stay-at-home mom gig. Some days my sons deplete my energy reserve, but I wouldn’t trade this roller coaster journey for anything. A few years ago, I took on the role as the director of children’s education at my church, a part-time job I thoroughly enjoyed as young kids blossomed into bright middle-schoolers. Then in 2017, I leaped full-time into writing.
In 2016, I took the plunge and sent off some work to online magazines geared toward family and travel. They (whoever “they” are) say to write what you know, and for this writer that is parenting and travel. So I did! Also, after 18 years of “practice writing,” (and life, jobs, children-raising…) my first novel, A Hundred Kisses, released in 2017. Checkout my bookshelf page or magazine page for upcoming releases in books and magazines.
I love writing…from non-fiction pieces…to stories with journeying protagonists (be it medieval Scotland, time traveling, or a post-cataclysmic event world)…to just about anything that stirs my imagination. That aspiring 12-year-old girl, who penned a mediocre story about a girl named “Summer” (sorry, folks, that one has not made it to bookshelves), lives on in this daydreamer hiker girl and full-time author.
So, who am I? I am a busy woman working to keep my dreams alive and my children fed, educated, and nurtured while fueling my own spirit. Hop over to my blog, read my magazine articles, and check out my photos to get a glimpse of me and my exuberant, inspiring, inventive clan!
Furthermore…what do I love to do (besides caring for my family and writing)? Well, tending to my flower gardens (especially the elusive lupine which does not like my soil), tackling the biggest mountains in New England (and beyond) with my husband, traveling, cooking, and daydreaming about the next protagonist to write about of course...