Professional Information

I am a writer from Wyckoff, NJ. For the past twenty years, I have written and published work focusing on home, parenting, and medical advocacy. I live with my husband, Jay, my three sons, Robbie (20), Kenny (19), and Danny (16), my golden retriever, Maggie, and my calico cat, Callie.

My son, Kenny was born with a rare vascular anomaly called AVM (arteriovenous malformation) on his face. Much of my early writing was geared toward advocating for him - writing articles for craniofacial support publications and newsletters, and publishing a book called FUNNY FACE.

Since 1995, I have  been involved with novel writing (women's fiction), personal narrative, essay and magazine article work, and college preparatory support .


Writing Experience/Published Works, 1996-Present

  • Funny Face - Published in 2004 under a grant awarded from the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR), now called MyFace
  • (201) The Best of Bergen - The Color of Cancer
  • Exceptional Parent - I'm Still Kenny, Facing Forward
  • Parents Magazine - My Big Red Nose (Parents 2003 Gold Award Winner - Consumer Health's Publisher's Association)
  • Family Circle - Caring for Kenny: Round the Clock in the Children's Unit
  • The Parent Paper - Distraction: Where is My Organized Life?, A Mother's Story: Being Fair to Both, Cups in the Kitchen. Remembering Dad (Dealing With Loss)
  • Bergen Record - OpEd Feature, Another Sad Chapter
  • Vicinity Magazine - Aunt Cake's Cookies, Love is in the Hair
  • Garden State Woman - Because I Said So
  • Peace for the Taking (unpublished novel)
  • Getting Better (unpublished novel)

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1978-1982 | B.S. Individual and Family Studies

Business Experience, 1982-1995

  • Dugan/Farley Communications | Account Group Supervisor, 1994-1995
  • HLS Management Systems |  Vice President/Program Planning and Development, 1992-1994
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | Provider Relations Coordinator, 1990-1991
  • CIGNA Private Practice Plan |  Training Specialist/Provider Relations Coordinator, 1987-1990
  • California Primary Physicians Medical Group |  Administrative Director, INNERHEALTH Center, 1985-1987
  • Family Planning Associates Medical Group | Assistant Clinic Manager, 1982-1985