I'm the author of Breathe. Breathe., a dark poetry and fiction collection, published by Unnerving 2017, which debuted at #2 on the Amazon best-selling paid charts right behind NYT best-selling author Rupi Kaur's newest release and in the Amazon paid top five of horror short stories. This was the extended edition, following a sold out print chapbook special edition. My poems and stories have been in multiple anthologies and print and e-zines. I am a professional journalist, writer, editor, publicist and marketing and public relations professional, and former podcast co-host, with bachelor degrees in Journalism, English, and History. I have over twenty-seven years experience in a wide variety of areas in my fields and I own/operate Addison's Compass Public Relations (11 years) and Hook of a Book Media (9 years). In addition to publishing Breathe. Breathe., I also have a story in the anthology Hardened Hearts, called "The Heart of the Orchard." My story from Breathe. Breathe., "Dandelion Yellow," has also been re-printed in Project Entertainment Network's anthology My Favorite Story. My poem "Chained by Love," was featured in the February 2018 issue of Enchanted Conversation: a fairy tale magazine. In the anthology Dark Voices, an all female TOC published in 2018 with proceeds going to breast cancer awareness, I have a poem called "Wrapped in Battle." In 2018, I also spent time as a co-editor on a Gothic anthology Haunted Are These Houses. 2019 saw several poems published in The Siren's Call Magazine, a short story called "Mia" in the print magazine Outpost 28 coming out on Halloween, and a long fiction story with six other author in the anthology 7 Deadly Sins of the Apocalypse which debuted at #1 paid on Amazon best-seller list for horror anthologies when it published at the end of Sept. 2019. I have several books, collections, and poems in various genres in process and hope to get a lot more of my own writing completed within the next year. I run Hook of a Book Media in which I specialize in public relations (PR) and marketing for authors in many forms, as well as work as a writing coach and editor. For three years I was an editor at Sinister Grin Press and also performed marketing duties. Currently, I assist Raw Dog Screaming Press with PR/publicity in addition to my Hook of a Book clients and I freelance edit for many authors in various genres. I'm currently the editor (in process) for an upcoming charity anthology Survive With Me from Alien Agenda Publishing. I also have always volunteered in my community and most recently spent the last two years as President of the Board of Directors for a growing mental health center and rape crisis domestic violence haven. I've won a Women of Achievement Award from my community, been featured in Success Magazine, and was the Young Careerist of the Year Representative for the State of Ohio to the Business and Professional Women National Conference. I have way too much going on and my head is often in the clouds. I have three children - in college, high school, and middle school - and a cat that thinks it's all about him. I love books, reading, writing, art, photography, and hiking. I really enjoy the outdoors, mostly because I can escape for bit. I live in rural Ohio nestled in the forest.