I know from experience and dedicated self-work that one’s life can be changed: we are not destined to relive the dysfunction of our families of origin. I have great faith in the human ability to heal and recover, and I want to share this faith and my experiences with others. Being a former professional dancer, I love being on the stage and giving my talents to an audience. I would value the opportunity to bring my story to your audience!

If you are looking for someone to present on mental and emotional trauma and recovery; if you are looking for someone who can inspire and motivate people in the belief that a rich and full life can be lived on the other side of trauma or abuse; or, if you are looking for someone who can help instruct people on how to begin or advance the process of writing their own story, then please contact me at


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “81 books for summer reading.” 



Book signing: Barnes & Noble, Greenfield, WI

Private Book Club: Guest and speaker, October, 2019

Book Presentation and Signing, Delaware House Fitness and Wellness Center, Milwaukee: How I Healed and Overcame Trauma and Learned To Thrive, May, 18, 2019

WTMJ 4’s The Morning Blend, Thursday, May 16, 2019

Book Release and Signing Party: Firefly Room Wauwatosa Public Library, September 6, 2018

Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI: Author Panel Discussion, September 12, 2018

Wisconsin Lutheran College, Upper level creative writing class: How To Write a Memoir, and Why I Was Never Going to Write One, September 20, 2018

First Annual Author’s Conference, Wauwatosa Public Library: How I Went About the Messy Situation of Writing A Memoir When All the Players In My Story Are Still Living, October 6, 2018

Third Wednesday Book Group Guest Author: Mary Yentz coordinator, October 22, 2018

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Women’s Book Club Guest Author: Sue Swing coordinator, October 14, 2018

Book Talk and Signing, Raconteurs Writing Group: November 18, 2018

Writing Workshop, St. Matthews Lutheran Church: Week 1: How to Turn an Event Into A Story, January 16; Week 2: Who Is Your Audience, and Why Does it Matter: Scene Mashing and the Writing Process, January 23; Week 3 How to Write About Living People and How To Make Your Story Your Story, February 6, 2019

Book Talk and Signing, St. Matthews Lutheran Church SAINTS Group: Writing Your Faith Story, February 20, 2019

Book Presentation, Waukesha Writing Group: February 23, 2019

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