Ever since I was a little girl, I knew in my heart I’d be a writer. After years of being guided down a path of serendipity and life purpose, I’ve discovered that words truly help heal and that books change lives. From picture book to adult novel, it is my goal to play a role in writing stories that contribute to the well-being of our world.
I grew up in Massachusetts in a small city by the sea. Even in my early age, I loved to write story after story, and around 5th grade I started writing my first novel. I remember realizing that it was very difficult to finish writing a “real” book at 10 years old because I simply did not know enough about life.
From a very young age, I also loved to flip around my house. Afraid I’d get hurt, my mother signed me up for gymnastics lessons, and the rest was history. I began coaching at the age of 16 between school and 3 hours of practice each day. There was something about working with kids that felt familiar to me, and nothing gave me more joy than sharing my love of flipping with them.
Deep down, I knew it was important to also pursue my life-long dream of writing books…
I guess you can say I’ve always had a strong sense of intuition regarding where I wanted to go in life, a strange obsession with “destiny,” and the idea that nothing in life was random, even the littlest pieces. My path eventually led me to Rhode Island College in Providence where I worked toward my Bachelors Degree in English/Creative Writing, while also competing on their gymnastics team. It was there that I won an award for a collection of my short stories, reminding me I was on the right track.
Driven by a yearning for warmer weather and palm trees, I moved west to earn my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Chapman University in Southern California. During my journey across coasts, I received insight for my novel through a series of synchronistic events and went on to complete Illusion of an Ending for my Thesis. During that time, I also wrote my children’s book, Tina Tumbles, inspired by my childhood and many of the young gymnasts I coached throughout the years.
After meeting my husband, Jesse, I moved to San Diego, where my heart will live forever. I very much enjoy the outdoors, basking in the beauty of nature– whether it be hiking, biking, throwing frisbee or playing on the beach. I hope to coach and do gymnastics until I’m old and gray, and I love to write anything from poetry, to children’s books, to blog posts, to novels for all ages…
Writing is more than just a passion for me. It’s a calling, a life purpose, a soul-driven journey. I write stories which inspire, uplift, and delve into our Divine purpose for being—books which allow people of all ages to see the world in a different way.