Like many writers, I loved to read as a child. When I had my son, I couldn’t wait to read him the picture books I enjoyed and the new ones I discovered. Some of my fondest memories are of snuggling up with him next to a pile of books, reading “just one more” together. And when he moved on to J.R.R. Tolkien and later to college textbooks, those piles of picture books still fill shelves in our home. (See some of my favorites here)
I have a degree in Dance from The College At Brockport, State University of New York but it was during my graduate work in Counseling Psychology/Movement Therapy at Antioch University New England that I experienced the power of self-expression through dance, art & writing. I am grateful for the opportunities I've had to use the arts to help individuals with disabilities, comfort elders with memory impairment, and offer peace and hope to people from all over the world at places like the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and at Mayo Clinic.
I am currently pursuing my MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children & Young Adults program, where I get to surround myself with amazing books and storytellers.