I've worked as a teacher, editor and writer. My favorite job ever was producing an award-winning magazine for a children's hospital, where I interviewed doctors, parents, and children to feature heartwarming stories of hope. Since leaving that job, I've worked as a free-lance business writer and now as a children's writer who writes what she loves.
PAIRS ON ICE and PAIRS AT NATIONALS are contemporary novels for tweens. They were inspired by my love of skating and my years as a skating mom when my daughter competed. I've always marveled at skaters who could jump, spin, and glide over the ice. It's been fun creating characters who can skate the way I've always wished I could. And skating is a great backdrop to showcase tween problems such as getting along with difficult teammates, adjusting to a new blended family, and dealing with bullying. I am now working on the third book of this Pairs on ice trilogy where Jamie and Matt face most obstacles in their quest to make the Olympic team. I hope to have it late 2018 or early 2019.
I've also published numerous children's stories in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Jack and Jill, and a variety of anthologies. Other books I've written include three non-fiction books for teens and a history of Florida for children. Many of my short stories are historical and I especially love the Revolutionary War period. My book YOUNG PATRIOTS: INSPIRING STORIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, co-authored with Marcella Fisher Anderson, is a collection of short stories featuring young people's adventures during that time. It was a joy to write.