I am a New Englander. I grew up in the sleepy shoreline community of Madison, CT. After graduating from high school in the 1980's, I headed out west and spent a wonderful six years living in, exploring, and getting lost in the deserts of Arizona. After earning a B.S. degree from Arizona State University, I headed back east trying to find my path in life.
I found myself trying out MANY different careers. I learned the art of audio engineering and worked at a major recording studio in Manhattan for a while. I learned the nuances of fine wine from a wonderful South African man and sold libations in his high-end store. I sold power transmission equipment as a manufacturer's rep in the Northeast. Next I ventured into the publishing world when I signed on with Yankee Magazine working in their Community Partners Program. It was here at Yankee's headquarters in Dublin, NH that I fell in love with the art of writing and beauty of the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. I met tremendous people and embarked on my own quest to write an engaging mystery novel set in New England. However, I couldn't ignore the internal pull I felt to work with young people. I went back to school and earned a Masters of Education degree and embarked on a career as a special education teacher working primarily with autistic children. This has been my main profession for the past 14 years as I continued to write and work towards mastering the craft of writing.
In short, I'm a life long learner who continues to absorb all I can about the world around me. I love the creative process of writing and editing. I can't wait to share my fictional world with you. My debut novel, The North Country Confessional, is available now and I am hard at work on my second book. Onward and upward in 2016!