Inspired by Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Madeleine L'Engle, Rachel Carson, Theodor Geisel, Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, T.S. Eliot, and more.
Favorite children's books: Little Women, Secret Garden, A Wrinkle in Time, Tom's Midnight Garden, I Remember Mama, Stephen Hawking's book for children, Escape to Witch Mountain, and more.
Favorite Writings for Readers in General: Rachel Carson's SENSE OF WONDER, Beverly Cleary biography, Carl Sagan's CONTACT, astronaut accomplishments, STAR TREK reference books and novels, and more
Current Projects: Working with publisher to publish Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in English Literature for Secondary School Students, Host - AOL Writing Workshop with goal of keeping children's sense of wonder and curiosity in mind, Finishing writing middle grade mystery novel about to be sent to a publisher
Education: Writing for Children Correspondence Course, Institute of Children's Literature CT; MA English & American Literature, MLIS Division of Library & Information Science, both St. John's University, Queens County, NYC; BA English & American Literature Hunter College NYC; AA Liberal Arts Queensborough Community College, Queens County, NYC