A native New Yorker, I still call Long Island “home.” But, after living in Morocco for the past thirty-plus years, and raising two sons there with my husband, a Moroccan architect, I’ve come to consider this country my “second home.” Have you ever acquired a second language? Your first language always remains your point of reference and is what you feel most comfortable in. You reach a point, however, where you’re so fluent in the second language, you start dreaming in it. Over the years, I’ve reached fluency in Morocco.

I am a former teacher and recently retired after twenty-eight years as a translator with the U.S. Embassy, Rabat. My articles and short stories have appeared in various publications and ezines including Fodor's Morocco, Parents' Press, The New Dominion and Expat Women.

I hold a BA in French and English from the University at Albany and an MA in Education from Framingham State University.

When not writing, I enjoy practicing yoga, taking long walks and playing with my chocolate Labrador Retriever, Phoebo. Now that my husband and I have four grandchildren, we spend as much time as possible in Virginia with our two sons and their families.