About Me

photo by Titus Kana 

I am a speech therapist and special education teacher by training but really want to be a writer when I grow up.  I have been collecting, writing, and fashioning stories forever. Over the years I had been a regular columnist in local periodicals and had several essays featured in newsletters and literary reviews. My children’s picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup was published in 1993. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University (2016).

Stay tuned for the publication of my memoir. Hug Everyone You Know: a Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer is my journey as a wimpy patient living through my first year with breast cancer. It is being published by She Writes Press and will be on the bookshelves and e-libraries in October 2017.

I live in my hometown of Sayville, New York with my husband, Matt, and am never far from My Everyone and the beaches I love.