I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, went to an all-girls’ Catholic high school and joined the US Navy right after I graduated. I currently live in New Jersey creating stories on the pages where duty, honor and passion unite.
I’m a nature lover, so I enjoy spending time outdoors, usually with a camera in my hands. I love motorcycles, fast cars, auto racing, military air shows and The X Games – pretty much any high-speed activity involving wheels or wings.
I hate cooking, love music and believe every day should include a cup of hot coffee and a glass of chilled wine.
Forbidden Kisses, is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback. The second book in the Anchored Hearts series is Off Base, which I hope to release in 2020.
My day job
I work as a dental assistant and love my work.
My dream job
I would love to be a driver in a car commercial. Or a television announcer… the ones that say, “Tonight on Grey’s Anatomy.” I’m told I have a pleasant speaking voice. (Too bad the same can’t be said of my singing voice.)
I’m the youngest of four – one brother and two sisters. When I wasn’t playing with dolls, I spent time reading – Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Judy Blum. I used to think that music heard on the radio was produced by a miniature version of the artist performing inside one of the stereo speakers. Oh and I won a spelling bee in third grade. I spelled ‘miscellaneous’ and won a red life-savers lollipop.
Occasionally I do experience writers’ block, but not because I don’t know what I’m going to write. I outline my stories, so I know the beginning, middle and end before I even begin to write. The problem for me is how I’m going to say it. I sometimes struggle with coming up with just the right combination of words. You can read about it here.
Joining the Navy
My grades in high school were okay – not great. And my SAT score wasn’t anywhere close to 1600, so I really didn’t think I’d get into a decent college. I was bored with the same school routine anyway, so I decided to do something different. The Navy was new, exciting and adventurous.