JERSEY DINER (Pub 2017 with Running Wild)
In 1985, twenty year old Lauren has a dead end job as a waitress at the Oaklyn Diner. Alone and with no direction, Lauren becomes ecstatic when the diner is chosen to be the focal point of an upcoming movie, *Jersey Diner,* starring Jonathan Pearce. Scouted to be a part of the local crew, Lauren builds a relationship with Jonathan Pearce. When filming ends she moves to California to start a new life with Jonathan. In need of cash, she joins her friend Lena Harlow to run Lena’s food truck and catering business when Lauren discovers that all that she thought was real and true are in question.

LUSCIOUS (Pub 2017 with Running Wild)
On the morning that Lee Therese needs to hand in her dissertation, she is literally run over by Xander. The first words out of his mouth are, “Sorry, Luscious.” Immediately smitten, Lee forces herself to recompose and drive forward with her day and her purpose – to get the dissertation approved, graduate, and start a new life with a teaching job in Hawaii. The catch? Xander keeps showing up at the most unexpected times. What Lee doesn’t know is that Alex has his own dark reasons for moving to Philly.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“My Body“, Literary Orphans Journal, January 2016.

Now What?: The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success After the MFA, Fairfield University Press, June 2014.

Essay on author branding.

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    “Too Much Scar Tissue (My First Tattoo)”,
    InkNTell, December, 2012

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    “Gifts”, HESA Inprint, May 2012

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    “Graduation”, InkWell Magazine

AWARDS

Her novel THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS was shortlisted in the fiction category of the William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Award and her memoir BREATHE was a semi-finalist in the nonfiction category.