I was born in a small suburb of Boston in the early 70’s to a working class family. My father raised us to have a strong work ethic and to understand that you get out of life what you put into it. In 1997 I met and married a wonderful man who held the same philosophy about hard work. Together my husband and I have three amazing children whom we pass these lessons on to. When I was in my thirties I decided that I needed to show my children how important an education is and I went back to college to earn my Associates in Arts concentrating in early childhood education. I completed my degree with a 4.0 GPA and as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. In the same year we welcomed our daughter into the world. Today I am a self-published author with two children’s books available . I have several more waiting for illustrations, as well as a chronicle of my struggle with Celiac disease. I am almost ready to release my latest project; a middle grade novel inspired by the climate of school violence.