I'm the granddaughter of a Newfoundland sea captain who I affectionately called Daddy-on-the-Boat.  Growing up in Canada's newest province, I had the freedom to discover new places- Badger Lake, Grand Falls, Kilbride and St. John's - and I still love learning new things. 


My early music training led my to my first career in music education, and my interest in the theory of multiple intelligences led me to a second career as a fifth grade classroom teacher.


Reading one of my daughter's school books led to my fascination with Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Giving into this curiosity led to my third career as a writer.


 After three decades of  residing in and raising our two children in Maplewood, New Jersey, my husband, Vince, and I now live in the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.