Thanks for visiting my page! Writing is my jam. And, so is supporting kids born with broken hearts. So naturally, my first book is all about the journey of a heart kid. RILEY'S HEART MACHINE was released in 2012 about a girl with a pacemaker, inspired by own daughter's heart defect and machinery! Once that was published, I began delivering assemblies at local school and noticed children LOVED to share what made them unique (like Riley). So, this inspired me to pull out an old story I'd written, CONFETTI THE CROC, about a shunned multi-colored crocodile. The zany croc came to life in 2016.
In addition to my children’s books, my debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released through Soul Mate Publishing in June of 2014 and my second novel, LATE FOR FATE, through Wild Rose Press in 2016. RENAISSANCE won a silver medal in 2015 by Readers’ Favorites Book Awards in Women’s Fiction.
I'm also a contract writer & work part-time at Wexford Chiropractic Centre (I do their blog too!) I'm represented by literary agent Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch.
I'm also on the exec board of The Children’s Heart Foundation. I'm also the winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Community Quarterback award for her service to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
And I love all things Pittsburgh, especially our awesome sports teams! Black and Gold are my favorite colors...
Last but not least, I adore my family! I live in Wexford, PA with my husband, my two daughters, and two furry kids, Disco (Australian Shepherd) and Opel (a ginormous bunny who has her own room in our house).
Send me a message on my contact page! I'd love to hear what you think of my books or set up a school visit! Hire me to write for you! Hope to hear from you soon! xx
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I would love to visit your school! For over 5 years, I've travelled all over Western Pennylvania delivering an interactive assembly for kids from K-6th grades, called Writing With Heart.
Kids will learn all about creating a 3D story and bringing their own stories to life! We'll discuss the story behind my first book, Riley's Heart Machine, and learn all about the human heart! We'll discuss ways to not only take care of our human heart, but how to take care of each others' hearts by being a good friend!
Need some writing done? I can help! I've worked as a contract writer for businesses and individuals, including writing website and social media content, marketing materials and even personal profiles. Send me a message, I'll send you a quote!