Q: First tell us something about yourself.
I am a first time published author, who has had a love of writing my entire life.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Chicago. My career has spanned from business to teaching high school Math to Human Resources Consulting.
Throughout my life, I have had a love of animals. My first dog, who was a stray, followed my brothers home, and my family immediately adopted her. My love of animals prompted me to save dogs who have been surrendered. In 2009, I began volunteering at the Retriever Rescue of Colorado (RROC), where I was a Co- Foster Coordinator and Board member and where I still volunteer today.
My passion for saving senior dogs lives on today. I have made it my lifelong mission to highlight senior dog adoption and to “save one senior at a time” until there are no more senior dogs remaining in the shelters and rescues.
I wrote my children’s book, “Bella Dreams of Whipped Cream” to honor Bella, my senior golden retriever rescue, and to highlight the importance of senior dog adoption.
I am donating the proceeds of every book sale to the Retriever Rescue of Colorado.
Q: How and when did your journey start as a writer?
I began writing poetry at the age of 11, then moved on to short stories.
Q: When did you write your first story? Is it published or not?
My first children’s book, “Bella Dreams of Whipped Cream” was published in December 2023 by Spring Cedars Publishers.
Q: Tell us something more about your books?
My book, “Bella Dreams of Whipped Cream” is a heartwarming story of a senior rescue dog named Bella, finding her forever home, an endless supply of love, and a daily walk to the local coffee shop for whipped cream!
Q: How did these stories and characters come to your mind?
“Bella Dreams of Whipped Cream” is a story based on my Senior Golden Retriever rescue named Bella, whom I adopted when she was 12 years old. When she passed away at the age of 14.5 years old, I decided to honor her memory by writing a children’s book about her.
Q: Do you want to leave any message for your readers?
I would like to highlight the importance of senior dog adoption and send a message that senior dogs have so much life and love left to give.