Having spent my formative years writing, I slowly pursued a more realistic career path, obtaining both a B.S. and Master’s degree, and found my way back again. I spent 12 years working in clinical settings, court advocacy, and political work. Yes I said it- I worked in politics, writing and researching legislation. My truest passion has always been creative writing; particularly human interest, social work issues like anxiety and trauma, fiction and food. I love telling someone else’s story, finding the story or simply creating the story. Most of all, I love helping people find a purpose, find hope, find peace, find a way through the darkness.
My love of fiction sent me on a path of writing my first fiction novel. I have also been part of two research teams. The first was a research study on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a memory aide and is in preparation for publication in the EMDR Journal of Psychology. The second, a study on childhood obesity and later adult trauma.
I write for national and international publications, work with an amazing local TV show, work as a radio host (per diem), and I am the Associate Publisher at Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, and have started writing the second book in the the LeFay Trilogy. Needless to say, I do a lot!
Community is important to me. I’m the Chair for the board of directors of the American Heart Association for Upstate NY, committee member for local tourism, and Board of Directors member for a chamber of commerce.
On a more personal note, I have a love for outdoor sports; cycling, hiking, horse back riding and soccer in particular. I have a strong love of animals and am a big advocate of the World Wildlife Foundation and Rudy’s Rescue Center (more to come on my philanthropy soon).
I myself have two dogs(labs) and a cat. I love life, photography, food and really good wine. I’m married and have a wonderful family. My husband and I love to travel and have been to many places.
I’ve been published in The Culture-ist Magazine, USA Today, St. Red’s Magazine, Accounting Today, Buffalo Magazine, Great Lakes Review, The Buffalo Newspaper, Buffaloeats.org, and Lake Erie Living–to name a few.
As I continue to pursue this path of mine I will go at it with full gusto! Thank you for visiting my site. Feel free to subscribe (I don’t spam I promise–I hate that too), to get the latest on media events, blogs about writing, book signings, and speaking engagements. And visit my author page to learn more about my debut novel and motivation for why I wrote it!