She was born in Puerto Rico in 1955 and raised in New York since she was two and half years old. She studied at Green Mountain College in Vermont earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising and was a member of the national dramatic society, Delta Psi Omega. After college, she worked in retail management, public relations, advertising sales, marketing, hotels and three years on cruise ships traveling all over the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska and Italy. Her tour of Italy took her to Rome, Naples and Pompeii where she first experienced the ancient Roman culture.
While living in Miami, she worked for Entertainment News and Views, a weekly publication where she wrote reviews on restaurants, plays and movies. She also wrote articles for The North Dade Chamber of Commerce, Community Newspapers of Miami, Florida Today, The Christian Courier and The Brevard Dining Guide.
In 1995, she started her own graphic design business creating custom websites. She presented seminars and classes on the Internet and the Web to several major organizations in Florida. She started a second business, Christian Singles Online, a web-based dating service. She wrote several articles on romance and single living published on the Web in “The Singles Resource Guide” and has spoken at several Christian singles groups throughout Florida.
In May of 2002, to supplement her income, she took a position as church administrator at Peace Lutheran Church of Palm Bay, FL.
In August of 2003, she was pondering starting a constructive project to occupy her time when she was inspired by a bible study class in her church to write a novel. She started doing research, the story fell into place.
She now lives in Phoenix, AZ where she is a member of First Christian Church of Phoenix where she volunteers in the food pantry and hosts a small group bible study in her home. She works as marketing manager for a financial planner where she does everything from social media to event planning.
“I am a seeker, on a journey, seeking a more intimate relationship with God. As I seek, I find stories – stories that need to be told – messages of love from God directed through my words to be shared with the world. Each one is a challenge that I look forward to—studying the events of each century, finding a pivotal point in church history, doing the research, and watching the story idea fall into place,” she says.
She is currently working on the second book of the series. She explains, “This one is a bit more an adventure since the main events of the second century were the spread of the church throughout the Mediterranean, the spread of trade, the analyzing of the writings of the apostles and church leaders and the persecution of the Christians.”
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