I am a Jersey girl by heart and am now loving life by the beach in Southern New Jersey, enjoying the beautiful nature it abounds.
I was an accountant for over twenty years and when my daughter was only three, decided to switch gears when my husband died to do something I have always wanted to do; write and illustrate children's books. Everyone has a story to tell, so why not tell it? I enjoyed writing and illustrating stories through the eyes of a child throughout my daughter's childhood. My books range from her foreign adoption story, low self esteem and bullying, to our two silly cats.
My writing shifted to helping others draw parallels to my own life. My latest non-fiction book, The First Time Without You, is based on a journal I maintained after the sudden loss of my husband. I hope through my grief process to help others living through the same loss.
My current work is a book of short stories, poems, and thoughts which I will publish soon.
I look forward to reading any feedback my readers wish to send to help me strive to give them what they want.
A one-year journal maintained after my husband's death, "The First Time Without You". I chose to share my journal in the hopes of helping others going through the same grieving process. My emotions were recorded as I was going through the horrific process and I felt the need to share these emotions with others going through the loss of a loved one. It also helped me through the healing process.
Vacation at the New Jersey shore with Pookie and Tiggy in "Memoirs of a Cat II (Fun at the Jersey Shore)". Continue their antics as Tiggy still thinks she is the queen and Pookie acts as her court jester. You'll have fun with them at the pool, the beach, surfing, and the rides and food of the boardwalk through reading their story told in poetry form.
A story to build self-esteem in children, "Who Needs Spots Anyway?". Catie is a little ladybug who realizes when she starts school that she's different from the other ladybugs; she doesn't have any spots. Catie slowly begins to build her self-esteem with the help from her mother and a beautiful thing happens to her. This story teaches children everyone is different and that's a wonderful thing
This is a story about a foreign adoption of a beautiful baby who created a family full of love. It is told and illustrated through the eyes of a child. "Catiana Makes a Family" has been welcomed in many elementary schools to help children have a better understanding of adoption. I hope you enjoy our story.
A whimsical cat-narrated auto-biography told in poetry form, "Memoirs of a Cat". An interpretation is also told through the eyes of the humans. It is a funny story about a cat who believes she is queen of the home and learns to find companionship with a kitten when the people decide to add to their family. This story is enjoyed by young and old; even if you don't have cats.