Full Bio

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Tracy Photography

Welcome to the World of my Quirky Mind

If you have arrived here, you already know the following: I’m a freelance writer, I have a penchant for the characters out there that not everyone embraces, and I am just that little bit off-center myself – a trait that I imbue in my writing, both the non-fiction and fiction.

I was technically writing stories before I could speak, but for the sake of reality, I have been freelancing since March 2020. I have a partiality for blog posts, articles, and editing (when it comes to online work), as well as aiming for more of the out-of-the-ordinary magazines with my queries. I am crazy for detail, dedicated to deadlines, and committed to adding my own little twist of personality to each piece (how could a devotee’ of Harley Quinn not do so?). In my spare time, I work on my fantasy and science fiction writing (short stories and novels), primarily aiming at a young adult audience.

I hold B.S. degrees (how ironic is that abbreviation?) in Marine Biology and Ecology, and an A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Needless to say, animals are a huge influence in my life and writing. I am a “Mommy” to three awesome cats – Firefly, Squeak, and Tonks (yes, there had to be a Harry Potter inspiration in there) – and one darling greyhound, Juniper, all who appreciate that Mommy works from home where she can devote plenty of time and attention to their wants and needs.


Samples of My Writing

When YOUR Heart Skips a Beat: Understanding Pet Heart Murmurs

The Science Behind Our Obsession with “Baby Yoda” and Others Like Him

Pajamas All Day and Other Myths About Working From Home

For further examples, please refer to The Library


My Background

Veterinary Medicine
(2007-2019)
I worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, primarily in the specialties of Emergency and Cardiology. I have medical knowledge in those fields, as well as nursing skills.

Zoology
(2003-2014)
I worked in the Animal Department at the Philadelphia Zoo, as well as volunteering at the Children’s Zoo. I also volunteered at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. and the Virginia Living Museum. I understand the workings of the zoological field, as well as how to educate and interact with the general public (all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds).

Environmental Engineering/Hazard Preparedness
(2001-2003)
I worked with primarily military contracts on oil and hazardous response plans, insuring compliance with both military and EPA regulations.