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Cultivated by interpretation and experience, imagination is a world unique to an individual. It’s the inner workings of the mind collaborating with passion from the heart.
As a writer, I specialize in young adult literature, particularly contemporary realistic fiction, though I read all genres. I hope to inspire the youth to read and engage their imaginations to create a new reality based on love for everyone. I also write non-fiction blogs and essays, and I love poetry. I’m currently a Writing for Children & Young Adults MFA student at The New School in New York City.
I've also been freelance editing manuscripts and essays for five years. I've worked on pieces spanning kidlit, adult fiction, and nonfiction. I have interned in editorial positions at Simon & Schuster and Writers House Literary Agency. My goal as an editor is to form working relationships with my clients in addition to shaping their writing to be the best it could be.
During my childhood in suburban New Jersey, I spent my younger years with my brother and nearly all male cousins. I was both the little girl dressed in her brother's hand-me-downs playing basketball and the one with a book in her hands. Now, I live in Queens with the love of my life: W S Rinkles (yes, he's a pug). I can be found with reading while stuck on the MTA and am totally ready to hit the batting cages.