I was born November 3, 1976 in New York. Growing up one of my favorite time of the day was story time.
Even at an early age, I became wrapped up in whatever story was being read. At the time, I just wanted to be part of the story.
It wasn't until high school that I decided I wanted to be a writer. This is when my ideas for the Adventures of Baby Jaimie started forming.
I was on the newspaper staff for two years in high school and really enjoyed it. We didn't have assigned stories, but we were able to do investigative reporting if we chose to. I was usually more into the freelance style of writing about whatever happened to be on my mind at the time.
In my senior year, I took a creative writing course where I got to explore the depths of my creativity.
After graduation in 1995, I put writing aside for a while. I went to college and did what most people try to do, "try to find myself". I got my Associates degree in 1999.
In 2002, I moved to Florida. I did quite a lot while I was there. I was an active volunteer in the local historical society. I also did volunteer work at the local library.
During this time, I also sang on a few demos at the local studio, tried my hand at songwriting and ran a book club.
It wasn't until 2005, when I picked up The Adventures of Baby Jaimie and started working in earnest to get it done. I finished the text of my manuscript within a month. I submitted it to a handful of publishers, only to be rejected.
Again, I shelved The Adventures of Baby Jaimie. It wasn't until I moved back to New York in 2006 that I even thought about picking it up again. I had lunch with a friend one day in the summer of 2006 who told me about a friend of hers who was also an author. She put me in contact with him, and he gave me advice on how to go about making my dreams of becoming a published author come true.
In November of 2006, AuthorHouse released The Adventures of Baby Jaimie.
After the release, I got busy trying to promote it, and as they say, life happened. I began to try my hand at writing a novel. This proved to be a slow process as well, but not as slow as my first book.
In July of 2008, PublishAmerica released my first short novel, Who Says You Can’t Go Home.