Bio

Who am I?

Riley's

I am a former newspaper reporter who writes fiction and nonfiction from the hills of Northern Pennsylvania, where I live with my husband and four children. Part of my heart remains in the Adirondack Mountains, where I was born and raised, and I left pieces in Phoenix and Cincinnati, where our children were born. I hold a master’s degree in creative writing from Binghamton University and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY-Oswego. As a journalist, I covered everything from crime to education to the military for The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard. My short fiction has appeared in the journal Aethlon, and in the anthologies Short Story America and Childhood Regained. My nonfiction has appeared in Healthy Living, Running Times, Literary Mama, Crimespree, Parent.com and Mountain Home magazines. I teach part time at Alfred University and work on crime novels in my spare time.

Raising Identical Twins: The Unique Challenges and Joys of the Early Years is my first published book.