Born and raised in NYC,I have been writing ever since I could hold a pencil and have kept journals for most of my life. Quite naturally, the love affair of writing started as soon as I began to read. I remember falling in love with the March sisters and all their antics. Those stories compelled me to write my own stories. I wanted to elicit strong feelings and emotions to readers, just like my idol, Louisa May Alcott. So, at the age of eight, I started my first novel. Unfortunately, or fortunately, it has not survived. I have written many since then, some hidden in the way, way back of my filing cabinet. I consider these manuscripts practice runs. Writing has always been a part of my life, but for many reasons, working full-time and raising children, I couldn't devote my time to it as much as I would have liked.
I have a Master’s in Communication Marketing and Education from Rutgers University. Until four years ago, I worked in the Sociology Department at Princeton University as a research assistant and edited book manuscripts for submissions. All the while, writing my own essays, articles and poems. I write for both adults and children. For children, I have been published in HOPSCOTCH FOR GIRLS, POCKETS, and WEEONES and SMARTY PANTS FOR KIDS.
So, in my early 50s I moved to Arizona, from New Jersey, finding love again after divorce. I am employed in an elementary school as an Instructional Reading Specialist working with children in grades K-3 and loving it! I have three children, who aren't children anymore, and three step-children. We are a blended, sometimes chaotic, beautiful family and I wouldn't change a thing.
I am involved with two critique groups for picture books, and I am close to completion of my YA mystery book, and this book will not retire unsolved or in my filing cabinet!