I knew I was destined 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 Snoopy, Raggedy Ann, Breyer Horses or to 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 in high school, writing stories to earn extra credit and praise from my teachers. Long before I graduated, my career path seemed clear.
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 a host of short stories comprising my large collection of creative work. In my years as a freelancer, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of trade and consumer publications, covering topics ranging from meetings and conventions to pets, greening, destinations and travel. I love the constant learning curve of freelance journalism and enjoy the process of formulating story ideas, researching new topics, interviewing interesting people and, most of all, crafting entertaining, 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. I was the only student in my graduating class to write a creative thesis: a 300-page novel with a “Girl Interrupted”type theme for which I conducted background research in several mental health facilities. 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 three German shepherds and a very spoiled pug.