I am an internationally published author of fiction and non-fiction books, a freelance journalist, a public speaker and educator, and a (new) blogger.
I am also a foodie, a cookbook addict, a voracious reader, a history enthusiast, and a lover of the Midwest.
After earning a BA in English from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, I taught middle school, high school and community college English before finding my niche as a freelance journalist. I am the author of The Butterfly Sister, a novel published by Harper Collins/William Morrow, as well as two non-fiction biographies about singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, published by Triumph Books.
Using my background in teaching, I have presented lectures and facilitated workshops at Chicago area libraries and Writers' Groups on a variety of topics, from manuscript editing to feature article writing.
During the pandemic, I was blessed to homeschool my children for two years, teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. From that experience, I rediscovered my passion for education, history, and writing for children. I look forward to exploring these interests through future writing projects and speaking engagements.
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