Born and raised in Western New York, I decided to trade my boots for flip-flops to attend the University of Miami, where I majored in business, enjoyed year round sunshine and attended as many sporting events as possible. After twelve years of fun in the sun, I traded flip-flops for kitten heels and moved to New York City. Living in the city had been a goal of mine since the fifth grade along with writing a book. Once I settled into my quaint, shoebox size apartment with one window and a view, I resumed my writing that I had put on hold for a career in finance. I also took my first overseas trip and my once empty passport is now nearly full.
I wrote my debut novel to inspire teens to help others and follow their passion for international travel and adventure like I did when I traveled solo to places like Istanbul, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Rome, Florence, Marrakech, London, Copenhagen, Brussels, Jordan, Budapest, Lisbon and Paris, where The Order of Antoinette takes place. I also created a blog of travel oriented books and articles. By day, I'm a financial analyst for the government, where I follow the money and put the bad guys in jail. By night, I write stories where my main character takes down the bad guys. I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and I’ve also taken various writing classes that have ranged from picture books with Jacquie Hann at Mediabistro, to Middle Grade novels with Catherine Stine at the New School and Young Adult novels with Micol Ostow at Mediabistro.
When I’m not writing, I walk the city in search of new neighborhoods to explore, eat as much macaroni and cheese as possible for inspiration and watch Fixer Upper marathons, football and the Jason Bourne films.
Represented by: Marisa Corvisiero & Justin Wells