Twice a teacher, always a writer…

I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada and spent summers with my family on Badger Lake. I still visit with my siblings there most every August!


Music was a special apart of my education. It's no surprise that it became my first career. I taught elementary music and private piano and I especially loved directing choirs. Later I started an early childhood music school in Maplewood, New Jersey. That's also where we raised our son and daughter.

The theory of multiple intelligences through the arts led me to my second career as a fifth grade teacher, also in Maplewood. I used the arts in my math, science and social studies classes!

Nowadays I live in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains where I happily write picture books, memoir, and historical fiction. I walk, paddle board and water-ski. I also play golf... joyfully and badly!