When I was eight-years old, I submitted a children’s book manuscript to a publishing company. They rejected me with a flowery letter and a bookmark, but even then, I knew I loved to write. Nothing has changed since those childhood years. Aside from my two little boys, little gives me as much joy as putting pen to paper.

I’m not sure why I didn’t major in creative writing or journalism in college. Instead, I chose psychology. Along with analyzing literature, I love to analyze people, so I thought psychology was the best fit.

Having a psychologist’s brain helps with character development and other writing tasks, but I learned quickly being a professional psychologist wasn’t my calling. After only three years as a psychologist, I’ve spent the rest of my adult life as an English teacher or writer.

My portfolio includes parenting columns, education columns, web content, newspaper articles, blog posts, cover letters, resumes, biographies, children’s books, magazine articles, tweets, novels, Facebook posts, verses for wedding programs and poems on cocktail napkins. I’m an equal opportunity writer. That’s how I know I love it.

My primary online space is a parenting blog called Zealous Mom. I created this blog as a space to free write about anything and everything, as well as a place to provide writing tips that have worked for me. I also enjoy connecting with other writers. We’re like a secret society with no chants or hazing. I love being a member.

Thanks for stopping by.



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