I am trained as a reading specialist and elementary educator. I have taught both in private and public schools. I also run a tutoring and consulting business. During my teaching career, I continued to follow my passion for writing. I've been published in many educational journals, mainstream magazines, and online. I enjoy the challenge of writing for competitions. My young adult novel, One Is Not A Lonely Number, was published in June 2010. I enjoy giving writing workshops to students of all ages.