Although I live beneath the sunny skies of Southern California, I’m a Boston native who loves chowda’, the Boston Red Sox and Fall defined by New England standards: orange and red leaves with temperatures that call for snuggling into flannel, fleece and L.L. Bean duck boots.
After graduating Syracuse University, I landed my first job as an editorial assistant sitting beneath stuffed, taxidermy deer heads at Petersen Publishing’s Hunting and Fishing Magazines. All that changed when I moved to ‘TEEN Magazine and welcomed the sight of poster-sized cover shots of models sporting the latest fashion designs displayed on the walls. There, I wrote my first young-adult novel, Picture Perfect (Lunchbox Press, published in 2001) and began writing children’s fiction.
My career continued to grow up at Miss Universe, Inc. marketing the MISS USA, Miss Universe and MISS TEEN USA live, CBS television broadcasts before becoming Assistant Marketing Director for KABC TalkRadio, generating publicity for TalkRadio, ESPN and KLOS radio stations at ABC/Disney’s Radio Group.
Feeling the pull to be at home with my daughters, I left full time work and now freelance at KABC TalkRadio and have kept up my marketing and PR skills promoting various companies including Stephen Covey’s leadership curriculum, The Leader in Me, at a magnet school in Thousand Oaks. I have served in leadership at BSF and CBS as a group leader, encouraging women with God’s word, and volunteer at Buddy Breaks, an organization that benefits parents of children with special needs and the children themselves.
Having struggled with the transition from full time career to full time motherhood, I began a book addressing God’s role in re-establishing a woman’s identity which I often speak about at local MOPS groups. You can find spiritual encouragements on my facebook page, Shaping Your Identity in Motherhood as well as at Moms Together https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether/.