I describe myself as a writer/teacher/mom which encapsulates my passions. I live in the suburbs of central Connecticut where I’ve raised three wonderful and creative children with my husband and our bevy of animals (2 Labrador Retrievers and a Siamese cat and a lot of saltwater fish).
I have long considered myself a writer. Writing, for me, is like breathing–necessary. I can't imagine a life without it. My hope is that my audience enjoys reading my words as much as I enjoy writing them. While All That Is Sacred is my debut novel, I have also published poetry, most recently in the CT Bard’s Southwest Poetry Review. I hold a master’s degree in English from Southern CT State University and I’m also a member of the Women’s Fiction Writing Association.
My primary day job as a high school English teacher is also one of passion, having previously taught as a university adjunct teaching English and an adult educator. I enjoy the classes I teach including British Literature ECE (I’m an anglophile at heart), AP Language and Composition (for the love of words), Reading Literature/Reading Film (a course I created) and Writer’s Workshop (of course). Nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing a love of words with my students.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading a good book on a sunny Cape Cod beach (my happy place), sipping a cocktail and being surrounded by family and friends. Full of wanderlust, I love traveling abroad, immersing myself in other cultures. You can always find me planning or dreaming about the next place I’ll travel, whether it’s a place I’ll physically visit or, perhaps, one I’ll travel to vicariously through the lives of my characters.
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. I'm happy to schedule
book talks, readings, signings, writing workshops.