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My career days started out in advertising doing everything from typical PR work, to writing and of course voice-over work. The voice-over work I started when I was still in high school. I didn’t even think of radio as an option. Though I loved recording and writing, I never thought of radio as an option for me, the typical shy type. Then one day after leaving a recording session, that my best friend had attended with me, she said, “if you don’t take your tape to a radio station or to Disney, I’m going to send it in for you”. Within a day or two another friend was going into a radio station for a meeting. So, I asked him to take my resume in with him. He did, I got hired, and after two weeks of being on the air I knew that I had found my passion.

My other passion is writing. I’ve written three books for adults and a number of personalized children’s books. Right now, I’m working on a spooky story for adults.

Most people who know me would include reading, growing vegetables and cooking as passions. They’re probably right. I'm always reading at least two books at the same time. And whenever I can’t think, I head to the kitchen and begin creating or I head for the garden. Typically, my Sheltie, Shakespeare and my Maltese, Sammy go with me. Sam has even travelled to the herb farm in southern Indiana with me several times. And when my husband Edward is travelling for business, Sam thinks he must take over being the man of the house. Sam’s cute, and Shakespeare is the sweetest. Between us we have three adult children. We try to have breakfast with them and my mom once a week. And we love cooking outside for them.

Something else that makes me very happy is just walking. My husband and I love taking walks together. Whether it’s along the canal, through a park, or in and around our neighborhood, I think we’re happiest walking and holding hands.

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