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The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Background Information

I grew up dirt-poor but with big dreams.  I devoured history and geography books telling myself that someday I would see these places I read about.  My childhood was difficult but the major influence in my life was my grandmother, Teresa, who had come to this country as anItalian immigrant.  Although she was illiterate, she encouraged all of us to pursue education.

I went on to higher education and became a teacher.  After 35 years in the classroom, I retired and turned to writing in earnest.  Although I had written various newspaper and magazine articles over the years, I hadn't accomplished much.  In 2003, my first book was published.  It was written for caregivers and the title is "What Happens Next? A Family Guide to Nursing Home Visits...and More". The publication of that book propelled me into speaking engagements and workshops across the country.  It is still featured on

My new book has just been published and the title is "Entering the Age of Elegance: a Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Maturing Modern Woman". I have 5 endorsements for the book and the Foreword has been written by Dr. Dorree Lynn, psychologist and media personality.

And yes... I have been able to visit all the places I once dreamed about.  I have visited all 7 continents (a goal I set for myself) ~ dancing on the Great Wall of China, riding a camel in the sand dunes of Egypt, playing with kangaroos in the Great Outback... and that's a mere sampling!

Birth Place
Baltimore, MD United States

MS. Maryland Senior America 2003
Fulbright Fellowship Award recipient: Seminars Abroad Program - South Africa, 1996
Lead facilitator in conflict resolution for the Alternatives to Violence Project: working as a volunteer in prisons for 10 years.
Legacy Leadership Institute graduate: volunteer internship to a delegate in the Maryland State legislature, 2006

Additional Information

Recent & forth-coming events: The National Association of Baby Boomer Women is sponsoring a contest based on my book. I'm being interviewed on the blog talk show with Authors & Speakers of Excellence. I will be having a book signing at Greetings & Readings, Hunt Valley, MD on June 6 from 1-3 PM. I have been asked to be part of an audio anthology by Kate Sanner / Vivacity Now. Also: Log on to for my article on Antarctica.

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