about me

AmazonphotoI grew up in a north suburb of Chicago. After receiving a journalism degree at Marquette University, I got my first job at Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago. After ten years in the agency business, I couldn’t get to where I wanted to be so I turned to the banking industry. Then, after another ten years, I realized I wasn’t a banker, so I quit and started to write, finding inspiration from my years in Chicago, and San Francisco.

My essays have appeared in The Magic of Memoir, Inspiration for the Writing Journey, Illinois’ Emerging Writers, the memoirnetwork.com, and the Chicago Writers Association Write City and Brevity blogs. I am also a contributor to shewrites.com.

1077083_10200672165780584_321454005_oMy husband and I enjoy traveling, cooking fine dinners, and chasing our beagles in circles.


Chicago Writers Association

National Association of Memoir Writers

The Memoir Network

She Writes

Off Campus Writers’ Workshop