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 (10 years). 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. 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 which came out on Halloween 2019, and a long fiction story with six other authors 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. In late 2020, I had a story in the charity anthology We Are Wolves published by Burial Day, which is an anthology raising funds for women of sexual assault. 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 and publishing duties. Currently, I assist Raw Dog Screaming Press with PR/publicity (3 years running) in addition to my Hook of a Book clients and I am a freelance editor for many authors in various genres. I also have always volunteered in my community (spending 15 continuous years on various board of directors and trustees) and most recently spent 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 Woman 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.