Since I penned my first children’s book (sadly, still unpublished) in the sixth grade, putting words to paper has brought me immeasurable joy. While in high school, I began to think seriously about writing as a career and since then, I’ve never looked back. After graduating from the magazine journalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, I worked my way up the editorial ladder at a few magazines, landing at the top of the masthead in my mid-20s.
But freelance writing’s call was strong and in the early 1990s, I made the leap to full-time self-employment. What I love most about my work life is the freedom to explore the topics that resonate with me, along with the opportunities to discover new passions. Ideas are everywhere, and I find mine in what I see, hear and experience every day. I also love visiting new places, but mostly, I enjoy connecting with the amazing variety of people who so generously share their stories with me.
When I’m not working - which isn’t often - you’ll likely find me spending time with my family or walking around town with my golden retriever.