When I was younger, I carried around a corduroy-covered journal and filled the pages with stories, poems, and skits. Writing has always been my way of making sense of things, of seeing the beauty in ordinary moments. I keep that journal on a shelf behind my desk now to remind me to stay true to the person I’ve always been.

I spent 15 years as a journalist in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit. I earned an MFA in Writing from Goddard College, which allows me to teach writing in universities and around the world. In 2007, I pivoted from full-time journalist to marketing entrepreneur when I created Your People LLC. Just before the pandemic, I pivoted once again, to return to my writing roots and focus fully on writing books and teaching writing.

In the years since, I’ve completed my first novel, WOMAN OF VALOR, which debuts September 26, 2023. I also founded SCOTIA ROAD BOOKS, an independent publishing imprint for women over 40 with strong voices that need to be heard.

I spend every morning writing, and devote my afternoons to teaching and working with clients. I help writers build their brands and hone their craft through Developmental Editing and Book Coaching, Author Brand Marketing Mastermind, The Writers Community and Writing Coaching. Subscribe to my weekly Substack for writing tips, prompts, advice and opportunities!

On the Make Meaning Podcast, which I launched in 2018, I interview authors and people in publishing.

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan and Goddard College, and I earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Wayne State University. The mother of four young adults, I live in Huntington Woods, Michigan with my husband Dan.

Other places you’ll find me: Your PeopleMake MeaningFacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.