I graduated from New York University in 1995 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. As an Occupational Therapist, I gained recognition for the innovative use of the Nintendo Wii with the elderly in a rehab setting. I held a position in the Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Education Council and was a member of the Dominican College Professional Advisory Council. I presented on the benefits of a multi-sensory approach for the treatment of elderly patients with Dementia. As a stay-at-home mom, I am an active member of Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood, NJ where I am a catechist and Eucharistic minister.
Raised in Orangeburg, NY by Italian immigrants, the importance of family, friendship and respect was emphasized. Now living in New Jersey with her 5 children - Christopher, Jonathan, Lauren, Sienna and Ryan, she finds her inspiration to write in them. Through my children, I have observed life in action and have learned many valuable life lessons which I am honored to share with you.