I am a mid-west girl from Youngstown Ohio and wrote my first short story at the age of ten in blue colored pencil. For most of my life, writing was private, for my own enjoyment and therapy as piles of short stories and poems accumulated in a fire-proof metal box.
I practiced real estate; in three separate states, Ohio, Virginia and Florida. I was awarded the “Rookie of the Year Award” my first year in the business and continued a successful twenty-five-year career until my retirement at the end of 2014.
I originated and wrote the book review column, “Book Remarks” for the Coastal Breeze Newspaper for thirteen months.
As a mother of three daughters and one son, my novels focus on mother-daughter stories. published my first novel, ACCIDENT, in 2012 and my second novel, TOWN WITHOUT MERCY, in 2013. I usually write contemporary women’s fiction which poses moral questions to my readers. In 2015, I wrote the children's story, WHAT IS FAMILY? for my yet-to-be-born 10th grandchild.
June 12, 2015, the biography of Mari-Rae Sopper, WITHIN HER GRASP. was launched.
2016 broughtRE-HOMING PIGEON, a touching struggle of international adoption.
I am the president of Marco Island Writers Inc. and ghostwrite for Jacobs Writing Consultants, LLC. When not writing, I enjoy life with my husband from our waterfront condo, golf, and traveling to four states to visit our ten grandchildren
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My 2019 Speaking Engagements
Feb. 13, 2019 - How to get your book on Audible, Marco Island Writers Monthly Meeting, 6-8 pm, Mackle Park
April 13, 2019 - Two Workshops at the Hudson Meets the Peace Writers Conference
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
11:20 a.m. - Roberts Room - It All Depends on Your Point of View - POV
2:00 p.m. - The Art of Keeping Them Reading - Pacing