Writing and reading (and editing) are my passions, and I am so lucky to be able to live my dream every day. Publishing my first novel, Finding Lucas, made me bawl like a baby, and the euphoria has never worn off.
I’ve been a writer ever since I could pick up a pen and sent my first manuscript, Freddy the Flame, to publishers when I was ten years old. Sadly, it was rejected, but I was not to be deterred. Though Freddy the Flame has long been shelved, a lifelong passion to write was born.
I’m a mom, author, journalist, and professional writer/editor with my business, Perfect Pen Communications. I love everything to do with the written word and wanted to be around more for my kids so after fifteen years of teaching grammar and writing to adults, I decided to work from home. And I’ve been busy! My work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers and on several websites, such as Now Magazine, The Village Post, Oxford University Press, Abilities Magazine, Kobo Writing Life, and many other publications. And I’ve edited countless manuscripts, academic papers, web content, business materials, and so much more.
I’m the co-founder of BookBuzz, a live author/reader/blogger event that has been held in New York City and Toronto, and I have a Master of Education in Applied Linguistics. Doing that degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made because it led me to write my first full-length novel.
I love reading as much as I love writing so if I’m not tapping away at my computer, I’m probably curled up on my couch with a book. In between all of that, I’m a sucker for reality TV, love dancing (still trying to figure out that twerking thing), and listening in on other people’s conversations.
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