A little about me...
When I was twelve-years old, my eldest brother was struck by lightning and died instantly. So much more died that rainy May evening. A little piece of all of us went with him; we remain forever fractured by his absence. What was born was this need to seek out families and situations more tragic than my own. But no family’s plight resonated with me as mine did.
So, I retreated to my imagination and created them. In those stories while no one was ever perfect, there was always a happy ending; the one my beloved brother, my parents, my siblings, and maybe even I deserved.
All these years later, we have found our place in the world. We are writing our own chapters, healing the broken bits of ourselves, one day at a time.
I still reside in the Philadelphia neighborhood I grew up in, with my high school sweetheart- now husband, and fifteen year old daughter...happily ever after.
What inspire me...
Music helps me create the world in which I breath life into these characters and events. Last year I had the pleasure of going to the Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Concert here in Philly with my teenage daughter. As soon as I saw the graffiti laden set, heard the Back To The Future Overature, I had my soundtrack. It felt right, as if they'd created it just for me, Rori, and the rest of the gang. Here are some clips from the Tour. I hope you get a little inspired too.