Like many aspiring theatre kids, I moved to New York City after college to try my luck in the Big Apple. I truly had no business being there! Coming out of Music Conservatory, I didn’t know anything about professional theatre or how people actually got “on Broadway.” All I knew was that I loved to sing and I needed to be where the action was. Reality sunk in in about 48 hours and I went from feeling confident and excited, to feeling underprepared and nervous as hell... So I started writing—something I’d never done before. I started sketching out the story of a girl who moved to New York City and had no idea what she was doing, and writing it all out gave me comfort.
Eventually I found my way. I got a nanny job and I started doing princess parties to keep myself afloat. I got lucky, I made some amazing connections and my small business blew up. I was able to pay for my life while I learned to navigate it, and I kept leaning toward writing about my life. What I ultimately discovered was that I was more of a writer than an actress.
A few years later I had a huge wealth of funny stories from performing at birthday parties, and so I wove them together with that first story, and Party Girl: A Modern Fairytale was born. As I wrote it, I could see the story unfold, like a movie in my mind and now years later, I’m absolutely thrilled at the possibility that that could become a reality! I was so lucky to collaborate with one of my best friends, Kaitlyn McQuin on a full length screen adaptation of Party Girl and we're both insanely proud of it!
I have also been fortunate enough over the years to write for several national publications including LA Confidential Magazine, Daily Candy, FATHOM, Hello Giggles!, Biz New Orleans and Quarterly Magazine.
I am currently based in Los Angeles and I am set to release my second novel, Have Baggage, Will Travel this year.