My writing skills have been in the corporate world as a Regional Education Manager/ Seminar Trainer for Wella USA, North Eastern Division. In the field of Cosmetology, I designed benchmark tests, instructional workbooks, composed lesson plans and conducted business building seminars along with demonstration and hands on technique for Wella Salon Systems; all of which remained the property of Wella U.S.A.
Tabling my desire to put on paper all the stories I've told as a mother of three, it is now or never. I give credit to my six grandkids for their inspiration. Thanks to them,I am now a full time writer/author.
Story telling I believe, is innate. You either have it or you don't. I believe I do. Getting it down on paper is more difficult for me, as my mind works so much faster than my fingers on the keyboard.
I am passionate about preserving our oceans and beaches and my first book, Olivia's Magic Conch is testimony to that. A present day fable with a curve, it can be enjoyed by all ages, however I am targeting tweens for good reason.
Living at the shore most of my life I find it infuriating whenever I see people who have just spent a delightful day frolicking in the ocean and sunning on the beach, walk away leaving their trash behind.
My idea for this book is to spread awareness with adventure, family interests, comedy, and factual information. Kids today have a hectic, pressure filled schedule and need to read for pleasure to relax. Ergo, a fable filled with fact to draw attention to a serious problem, while at the same time entertaining and not coming off as a textbook on marine ecology.
Olivia's Magic Conch/ A Mystical, Modern Day Fable educates all, about the wonders of the sea and all we derive from it. Equally important,is the danger it poses to birds, fish, plants, and of course humans when trash becomes deadly.
With each chapter they are so into the adventure and the mystical fantasy which brings them there, they do not feel as if this is a lesson at all. They will come away aware of a serious problem and they will spread the word starting at home. Slowly but surely more and more beach trashers will make a deposit in a handy receptacle as they exit the beaches.
Kids rule! Do you remember when either your kids or grandchildren came home with the information that second hand smoke is dangerous. It was better than all the commercials and doctor's threats to get you to quit smoking. They would not let up. I believe this can work the same way......because kids love to lecture their parents when they know what they are talking about. They are savvy, smart and much more outspoken than we were and I am depending on these attributes.