Two Steps Forward, One Massive Step Back

As I dust off the keyboard and stare at the cursor blinking in front of me, I quickly realize how long it’s been since I’ve put “pen to paper” so to speak. What started out as a weekly blog has turned into a bi-monthly. We shall see where it goes from here. My second novel […]

Why I Don’t Ask Why

The 3 G’s–Grace, Guidance, Gratitude. I have clung to these fiercely over the past year. When you are sitting in an emergency room and being told, “Well what your husband has is like Bo Biden or Senator McCain,” your heart literally drops to the floor. Basically the resident “in training” is tell you your husband […]

Finding Morgan in the News

Months after Finding Morgan has come out in stores, it’s still being covered in the news, and it’s so great to see. The Buffalo News covered a story about Morgan’s life struggles and how they parallel real life experiences. While yes, I was a social worker in a previous life, I’m currently a writer/author and […]

Finding Morgan Ebook Sale, and Mark Twain!

Good morning dear readers. This past weekend was hot, humid, and a bit cloudy, however, it was a great weekend for reading our favorite books. I can officially say I have completed the Biography of Mark Twain (Mark Twain: A Life). A large volume indeed, it was a great read and Author Ron Powers does […]

Finding Morgan highlighted on Channel 2 WGRZ

Finding Morgan was highlighted this morning during the “Books for Kids Drive.” The drive is a great cause that brings together the Erie and Buffalo Public Library, Project Flight, Wegmans, and other organizations to donate more than 2.4 million books to children and teens of all ages. You can learn more at www.buffalonews.com/booksforkids. Check out […]

Early Edition of Finding Morgan

There are times when, no matter how hard we try, and how much we do, we miss something or tweaks go unnoticed right away. As is the case with my debut novel. During the formatting process, and the multiple hands on it from the editing team, mistakes were found by me, but not before the […]

Cherry Crisp Recipe

Most, if not all, are familiar with apple crisp–a favorite fall recipe of many kitchens. However, Cherry Crisp seems to be more elusive. Apple crisp is my favorite recipe, but, recently I have been experimenting with eating more “warming” foods according to traditional Eastern cultures (to skip this section, scroll down for the recipe). In […]

Taste of Buffalo Announces 2018 Winners

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops today announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 35th annual festival. The judging took place Saturday morning, July 7th, by a panel of representatives from the local media/well known writers–including myself, along with members of Western New York’s political […]

Two cafes offer a healthy boost!

According to the Foundation for Celiac Awareness, more than 18 million people across the U.S. have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten is essentially a mixture of two proteins– a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. While many people have a gluten intolerance, many others are […]