I have lived in Hainesport, New Jersey, with my husband for twenty years, ever since leaving England. Our daughters, Becky and Lorna, both went to Hainesport School K through 8th grade, then on to Rancocas Valley RHS, and later Penn State University.
In 2008 I graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College, VT, adding to the Masters of Chemical Engineering I obtained as a young woman in London. I am currently the Vice-President of the Import Consultancy business my husband began in 2010, Global Bridge LLC, based in Hainesport. In addition, I taught in the Writing Program at Stockton University from 2012 to 2016 as an Adjunct (part time) Professor, and now teach in the English Department at Rowan College at Burlington County, also as an Adjunct. Adjunct Faculty are paid on a per course basis (~$2000 a course at RCBC), and get no benefits, but I love teaching and am excited to be able to give back to the young people of South Jersey.
I am a published poet and translator whose books include The Unacknowledged Legislator (No Chair Press, 2019), Under Dark Waters: Surviving the Titanic (Able Muse Press, 2018), Sisters & Courtesans (White Violet Press, 2014), Superheroes & Villanelles (Barefoot Muse Press, 2015), and The Selected Poems of Marceline Desbordes Valmore (Barefoot Muse Press, 2013).
In 2016 I decided to get involved in local government and ran for Hainesport Township Committee both that year and in 2017 on a platform of truth and transparency. I was the Chair of the Hainesport Democrats from 2018 to 2022. I was finally elected to the Township Committee in November 2022 and am serving a 3 year term till Dec 31 2025.A keen fitness enthusiast, I can regularly be found taking classes at Orange Theory in Moorestown or walking my miniature schnauzer, Piper, around Hainesport. I enjoy travel, reading and following current affairs.