As long as I can remember I’ve been creating stories. In 7th grade my teacher, Ms. Marion, posted my poem Presidential Election in the hallway for everyone to see. That was my first sweet taste of the writing life. Currently, I’m working on a memoir, Falling Waters, about my reunion with my son after more than 30 years apart.
Publications & my writing community
The Writers Rock
Reading an excerpt from my memoir in progress, Falling Waters, with The Writers Rock staff and students at Calle Ocho on the Upper West Side.
New York Family Magazine
As a freelance writer and mother in the throes of parenting a teen, I wrote about these experiences for New York Family Magazine.
Toasted Cheese Literary Journal
Already Gone, short story fiction. The story focuses on a young marriage unraveling at the seams while the husband faces his addiction with self loathing.
Rollins College B.A. Honors in English 2008 Minor: Creative Writing
Graduate Editorial Assistant 2009 The Florida Review Literary Magazine
Winter With the Writers at Rollins College 2007 Awarded Internship with Professor and Award-Winning Writer Connie May Fowler. Collaboration with Award-Winning writers Russell Banks, Esmeralda Santiago, Colson Whitehead, and Bobbie Ann Mason in organizing and presenting weekly readings, events, and master classes.
Columnist, The Life of Riley 2005-2006 The Scribe Newspaper, Seminole State College of Florida
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS
Judge, The Veritas Short Fiction Contest and The Stephen Caldwell Wright Poetry Competition at Seminole State College of Florida, March 2009 and March 2010
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 2007
Honorable Mention Award, Fiction, Writer’s Digest Magazine 74th Annual Writing Competition
Fried Oysters, Flash Fiction, First Place, Veritas Insightful Short Fiction, Seminole State College of Florida 2006
Award-Winning Columnist, Life of Riley, The Scribe Newspaper: General Column, Second Place and Humor Article, Third Place, FCCAPA 2006, and General Column, First Place, FCCAPA 2005