My writing journey began as a third grader in Upstate New York with a butterfly trapper keeper, a pocket thesaurus, and an overflowing bookshelf.


After earning my BA from SUNY Geneseo, where I studied communication and creative writing, an internship brought me to North Carolina. There, I established a career in marketing before diving headfirst into my dream of writing for children. 


As a full-time writer, I am an active member of the SCBWI and several critique groups. My debut picture book, A PENNY’S WORTH (Page Street Kids 2022), is the story of a new penny searching for her place in the world while learning the importance of self-worth. 


When not writing, I share my love for books by volunteering with local literacy nonprofits through their Title I outreach programs. I also enjoy yoga, tennis, and family ping pong parties. I currently live in Charlotte, NC, with my husband and two daughters. 


Even though my trapper keeper is long gone, I always have my idea notebook (and coffee!) close by.

Photo Credit: Anne Willette


I grew up with an artist mom, so we always had a daily craft. And I can't think of a better way to paint than in my favorite Wonder Woman bathing suit!

The infamous Trapper Keeper!

Books make the best gifts!

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!

-Dr. Seuss

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