I knew I wanted to be a writer from a very early age. Even before I could read and form words on paper, I was always telling stories to my dolls, toys, pets, or anyone who would listen. So as soon as I learned how to read, write, and put sentences together, I fell in love with the English language and how I could use it to express my creativity. In grammar school, I loved nothing more than delighting my parents and teachers with my first homemade “novels,” and later, writing stories to earn extra credit and praise from my middle and high school teachers. Long before I graduated college, my career path was always certain.
Decades later, my life continues to be devoted to the art of writing, with countless magazine articles under my belt as well as several novels and short stories comprising my large collection of creative work. In my ten years as a full-time freelance writer and journalist, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of print and online trade and consumer publications, covering topics ranging from meetings and conventions, and technology and travel, to pets and animal welfare (my greatest passion). I love the constant learning curve of covering new topics, using my creativity to formulate interesting story ideas, and truly enjoy the process of researching, interviewing, and crafting informative and engaging stories.
Born and raised in Santa Monica and Malibu, I attended Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and completed a 300-page creative thesis. When I’m not on deadline, you’ll most likely find me hanging out or traveling with my wonderful husband, practicing yoga, reading my favorite fiction authors, and being “mom” to two very spoiled German shepherds.