Who is this cool-park-finding-genius?
I am the author of two novels, a mom and a military spouse.
I have a serious passion for writing!! Back in "the day," after yet another stop in a pocket park to eat lunch outside on a beautiful fall day, I thought, "Hmmm... I wonder if there is a book I can find that shows where all these cool spots are..."
When I was younger, I was an actor in New York City. I used to enjoy finding these free public spaces in which to take a break for a coffee, lunch or just a short rest in between auditions. I still do.
All the information about each park was scattered in various places. Being a writer and always looking for reasons to head into the city, I saw my chance to pull all the information together so people could enjoy these patches of green in the Big Apple, that I love so much.
I have been a working writer since 1996 when I graduated with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing, and I recently graduated from the 2013 Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) at FSU.
My experience includes two published novels (Scraps, First Saturday), dozens of print and online magazine articles, website copy, writing instruction, and work as a writing coach. Before finding my passion for writing novels, I was a professional, trained and working musical theatre actress in New York. This has always helped me with on-camera interviews, speaking engagements and, of course, my teaching engagements.
My goal is to move back to the city when the kids are grown and my books are bestsellers. I have no problem moving before the bestseller part, but I plan to have more than two books under my belt by that time.
I hope you enjoy my work on Pocket Parks of NYC and if you find a good one, tell me about it.