I believe most beauty comes from a transformation that blossoms out of hardship. This is the sweet spot of my creative drive. If this sounds good, you’re in the right place. Welcome to my website.
Over the years, I’ve worn the hats of exhibiting artist, art therapist, author, business consultant, influencer marketing strategist, keynote speaker, social media correspondent, podcaster, producer and most importantly mom and wife. If you search my name, you can find links to most of this stuff, but I’ve come to a point where all the skills I have gathered over the years must be put to use for one goal.
2016 is my year to wipe the slate clean and focus on passion. This spring, I finished the first draft of my first YA novel. I will probably be editing this book forever, but hopefully it will find a home with a publisher before then.
Nightingale Dreams is a coming of age story about a 14-year-old girl at the convergence of creativity, psychosis and intuition. She’s up against a system that is preventing the evolution of humanity and she will stop at nothing to fix it.
It’s funny how synchronicity works.
While writing this story, I have come face to face with people who are battling many of the same issues my characters deal with. This novel is fiction, but there are many aspects of non-fiction injected into it, infusing the story with a touch of history and a dash of unspoken truth.
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With three daughters between the ages of 10 and 17, I’m up to my ears in teen drama, so naturally I ooze YA stories.
Drawing on my background working in a hospital as an art therapist, my experiences as an intuitive and my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nightingale Dreams is loaded with illustrations and filled with truth.
Over the past decade, I’ve written for numerous publications and corporate blogs as an author and as a ghostwriter for executives at Fortune 500 companies. My posts and presentations have been shared everywhere from Apple Music and Yahoo to Open For Business. My work has appeared in many verticals of the Huffington Post including Impact, Social Media, Small Business, Books and Arts & Entertainment.