Ever since the first day my elementary school teacher read my essay to the class I knew I wanted to be a writer. However, I did not begin to pursue my dream until I returned to college as an adult. There, my English professor encouraged me to enter a writing contest, which I did. I didn't win, but my story A Pair of Blue Skates was published in P'an Ku, the magazine of Broward Community College.
The following year, I entered a nationwide contest and won an honorable mention. My professors were proud of me, but I felt I could have done better. I graduated from college in 1998 with a BSc degree in Occupational Therapy and am still employed in that field as a Behavioral Health therapist. I joined an online critique group which really helped me hone my novel-writing skills. Some of the members and I are friends to this day and we have formed our own writing group.
In 2002, I began writing Coming Out of Egypt, my first serious work, while publishing a few short articles for ezines. I completed the sequel In The Promised Land three years later and am currently seeking agent representation for them both. Then in 2005, I wrote Women For All Seasons, a short creative non-fiction work based on women of the Bible.
I love the art of writing and everything associated with it. Reading, researching, editing, networking.