I am a Writer-Editor holding an M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts and an M.A. in Journalism & Public Affairs. I write feature articles, poetry, fiction, and I'm working on two screenplays. My poetry has been published in Welter Literary Journal and Promise, and feature articles have been accepted by Washington Parent and published in Spotlight, a magazine that publishes in English and is available in seven European countries. I live in Baltimore, Maryland with my two children, a Maltese diva-dog named Zuzu Ella, a fat tuxedo cat named Snickerdoodle, a strawberry-blonde tabby named Leon (after "Leon the Professional"), and a yellow-eyed, velvety black cat named Jiji (from the Anime' "Kiki's Delivery Service").