I grew up in New York, in a neighborhood full of kids and in walking distance to the elementary school and the YMCA. I was on the swim team at the YMCA and won the bronze medal in diving at a Western New York competition. In high school, I was on the swim team, track team and soccer team. I played flute in band and, I was a member of Future Business Leaders of America. My first job during high school was at the local community library. I began writing poetry at age twenty-one for two years and set it aside to focus on motherhood and my prior career at Eastman Kodak Company. I am a single mother who raised three children with the help of family and friends. I am the proud mother of Timothy, Lisa and Michelle. In 2014, I re-started my writing journey. Becoming an author had been my dream since childhood. Writing is my passion. I have now completed writing fifty short stories and over two hundred poems. I published some of that work in my first book, MAPS: Mystery, Adventure, Poetry, Suspense, in February 2017. It is the same month I became a grandmother with the birth of my granddaughter, Piper. Her sister, Harper, was then born in December 2018.