EDUCATION: B.A. English Fordham University


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Freelance reporter for newspaper - Staten Island Register 1997 – 2005

Previous newspaper publications:

Midland Beach Beacon

South Shore Business Alliance Tornado

Tottenville Tornado

Other Print:

Staten Island Parent Magazine

Woman’s Day Magazine

Fashion Market

Canadian Miner


Between the Lines

Toward Freedom


Mothers’ Miracles Anthology

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment (ABC-CLIO)


Staten Island Now

Neighborhood America

Busy Freelancer

Writers Weekly

Book Reviewer:

Inscriptions Magazine


Catholic Press Association

Atlantic Publishing Company

Sacramento Book Review

San Francisco Book Review

Indie Reader

Chanticleer Book Reviews

Content Editor:

Redmond Worldwide

Copy Editor:

A Stirring in the North Fork by Mark Torres

Skin Dance by Arthur Smukler

Dolls Like Us by Sharon Farnham

Short story by Pedro Luna

Sweet Monsters by Pedro Luna

Men Suffer Too by Steve Petrou

Critique of Manuscripts:

A Stirring in the North Fork by Mark Torres

Skin Dance by Arthur Smukler

Television Appearances:

50 Plus Community TV interview about Tottenville research & writing

WNBC - Gabe Pressman’s report on Tottenville


1997 CNW/FFWA Writing Competition

9th Honorable Mention for previously published article “Friendship Elevates Our Lives”

1999 Manuscript Depot Pre-launch contest winner

1999 Premier Grant - Council on the Arts & Humanities Staten Island (COAHSI now Staten Island Arts) for History of Tottenville workshop held September 1999 at Our Lady Help of Christians

2000 New York Public Library sponsored History of Tottenville workshop

held June 2000

2002 Staten Island Woman in History - N.Y. State Assembly Citation

2002-2003-2004 Catholic Press Association Book Awards judge

2013 Accepted as member into ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors)