When I was three years old, my mother walked into my room and found me scrawling on my sheets with a crayon. That was the moment she knew I would become a writer.

She was right, as mothers usually are.

My background is in advertising, graphic design, and marketing, with eight years in the marketing department of an international lighting manufacturer. I've written editorial copy, web articles, press releases, and other marketing materials.

As a freelance writer, I've covered subjects from health and well-being to entertainment and even explored the reality-show appeal of the Madagascar hissing cockroach. I've made midnight deadlines as a correspondent for a local newspaper. As the featured health and well-being blogger for a popular women's website, I delivered consistently high page views and developed a loyal following. All of this has made me a skilled, versatile writer and blogger with a strong professional ethic. 

In addition to a love for movies, novels, healthy cooking, and baseball, I can also, on occasion, be found playing with crayons. Except I no longer write on the sheets. Computers are much more convenient. You can wipe the crayon marks right off the screen.