I'm the Author of Breathe. Breathe., a dark poetry and fiction collection, published by Unnerving, 2017. I am a professional journalist, writer, editor, publicist and marketing and public relations professional, and podcast co-host, with bachelor degrees in Journalism, English, and History from a private university. Simultaneously, because this work is never done, I am a very hands-on mother of 3 children (age 18, 14, 10). I have over 20 years experience in a wide variety of areas in my fields and I own/operate Addison's Compass Public Relations (9 years), Hook of a Book Media (7 years), and I did do photography under Breathe Beauty Art and Photography for a few years, but the latter is on hiatus, even though I still love to do photorgraphy. I love books, reading, writing, art, painting, photography, nature, baking, cooking, crafts with kids, yoga, magical stories, fairytales and castles, music, dance, history. In addition to publishing Breathe. Breathe., I also have a story in the anthology Hardened Hearts, called "The Heart of the Orchard," which also comes from Unnerving. My story from Breathe. Breathe., "Dandelion Yellow," has also been re-printed in Project Entertainment Network's anthology My Favorite Story, right after Brian Keene's. My poem "Chained by Love," was featured in the February 2017 issue of Enchanted Conversation: a fairy tale magazine. 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 a writing coach and editor. At Sinister Grin Press, I'm an editor and do marketing and PR. I also work with Raw Dog Screaming Press in PR. I also have always volunteered in my community and currently I am the chairwoman of the Board of Directors for a growing mental health center and rape crisis domestic violence haven. I have way too much going on and my head is often in the clouds.