My children and friends are the inspiration for my quirky characters. My daughter Samantha came up with the idea for my first picture book MY DADDY HAS SLEEP APNEA and my son Eric is the inspiration for the main character in my next middle-grade-novel. Traveling the East Coast has provided lots of ideas for stories, and Salem, Massachusetts is a favorite and theme of my two newly released middle-grade novels MY WEIRD NEIGHBOR and WEIRD TRIP BACK TO SALEM.
I have a degree in music education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University. I'm currently a college professor, and a writer at heart. In my spare time I enjoy geocaching in the woods and creating animals out of wool.