About Me

Hey, there! Welcome, and thanks for visiting my official author website and blog. My debut young adult sci-fi/fantasy novel, THE MIRRORMASTERS, is published with Clean Reads/Astraea Press on 4.21.16. I also have a short story, "First Wife," included in an charity anthology -- IN THE BEGINNING --  published by Month9Books on 10.25.16. 



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From an early age, I was a voracious reader of anything and everything I could get my hands on! I just loved how a book could transport the reader to a whole other world created out of sheer imagination. Some of my favorite stories were fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal. I’ve also lately been drawn to dystopian fiction. To me, these genres seemed the most imaginative and inspired a sense of wonder and adventure.  

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Some of my favorite reads:



Before I Fall
Across the Universe
The Host
The Darkangel Trilogy
Beastly
Matched
If I Stay
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Return
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Smokin' Seventeen
Delirium
Divergent
The Twins of Tessar
The Hunger Games
Inevitable
Crossed
Hereafter
Abithica
A Million Suns
Devoted
Elixir
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Witch
You Can't Shatter Me
Arise
Shades of Earth
Angelfall
Switch



For awhile, I really got into role play and writing fanfiction. It was a fun hobby after years of reading textbooks and having no time for creative self-expression during college and graduate studies.  My muse, however, had other ideas. She nudged and inspired me to finally return to writing original stories. So, now I have completed my first novel, a YA sci-fi/fantasy entitled The MirrorMasters. I'm about a quarter of the way through the first draft of my second novel (a YA Sci-Fi),  Beneath the Red Sky.

Some other fun facts about me:
I live in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania with my wonderful husband 




















and our mischievous cat Hailey, who we adopted from the SPCA. She likes to play hide and seek.















Writing is in my blood, I suppose. My mother worked as a columnist during my early childhood, and several of the women on my mother’s side of the family have had an interest in writing. 


I have earned a graduate degree in Psychology and work at a local residential facility serving autistic children and teens.  


In my spare time, I also sing in a praise band, Chalice Sounds. I'm pretty good at memorizing lyrics.


Going on cruises is my favorite way to travel. You just can't beat the dining, entertainment, activities, sightseeing in different ports of call...


I'm an only child and always wanted a brother or sister.

When going somewhere new, I'm much better with verbal/written directions than with a map. 


Drawing is not one of my talents, though I wish it were.

I experienced the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time in spring 2012. Rode the Forbidden Journey, had a butterbeer, shopped, and ate at the Three Broomsticks--what an amazing time!

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