hen I was a teen, I had a yellow, spiral notebook. On the

                 cover in black marker I wrote: Words of Wisdom by Buffy 

                 Andrews.  With all of the wisdom of a 13-year-old, I penned

                my thoughts about topics such as pursuing your dreams.

              Torn and tattered, I still have that notebook — and I still

      have my dreams.

​A journalist by day and an author by night, I love telling stories. Some of my fiction ideas pop into my head at the most inopportune times, such as during a sermon or in the shower or when I’m supposed to be listening in a meeting. I’ve written all over church bulletins, jumped out of the shower more than once to write down an idea and turned meeting handouts into story boards.

​I’ve fallen in love with every single character I’ve written about, from Freaky Frank who makes me laugh out loud to Sarah Elizabeth, whose journey always leaves me with tear-stained cheeks.

When I’m not writing, I’m leading an award-winning staff of journalists at the York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa. I’m Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications and the newspaper’s social media coordinator.

​I am blessed with a wonderful husband and two sons who have taught me some of the most important lessons in life. I am grateful for their love and support and for reminding me that dreams can come true.