Hear My Words: 10/23 – 2/24

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October 22, 2023: Meet the Author & Book Signing in Fairmont, West Virginia

Thank you for those who attended my first in person book signing. Thank you to my aunt, Sharon Kisner, who organized this lovely gathering and to Sue Montgomery who thoughtfully facilitated our discussion.  The room was filled with love, laughter, storytelling, heartfelt conversation  and a few tears. I am grateful for this special heartfelt celebration. Thank you for all who attended.

November 2, 2023: The Helicopter Daughter hosts Powered by the Pivot- Book Signing + Author Meet & Greet located in The Matchworks Building, Mentor, Ohio

November 9, 2023: Riverside Local Schools in Paineville, Ohio

Visiting my former students now high school students but we knew each other from LaMuth Middle School.  I’m thankful to be able to reconnect with former students, co-workers and my former principal, Chris Rateno, current Superintendent of Riverside Local Schools. These high school students were students at LaMuth Middle School when I was one of the middle school counselors and keeping my MS diagnosis private. You can read about my journey in my memoir and the impact of my quote as an educator.

“In a gentle way you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

November 15,  2023: I shared the Prologue of Powered by the Pivot during Open Mic Night at Kava Sol in Willoughby, Ohio

My Family Thanksgiving 2023: Las Vegas, Nevada

January 2024- Book Club Interview Highlighting my Personal Growth Journey

I was fortunate to have a Zoom Interview with Molly Fitch, fellow Color Street Stylist with her team. Book club zoom interview was focused on personal growth and development.

Real Moments in my life- I’m thankful for interviews, new projects, visiting with friends and fellow MS Warriors, feeling pampered getting my hair styled and spending time resting at home with my sweet Cosmo, my fur baby.

February 2024: Audio Book Recorded for Powered by the Pivot

Good News!. Jon Warcholak coached me through the challenging heartfelt moments in my memoir. It was so rewarding to work with my brother, the producer. Did you know the producer spends more time with the recording than the narrator?  It’s estimated that the producer will spend 3 or more hours editing for every hour of recording.  My heart is  happy and so proud to announce the audiobook is coming…. stay tuned for updates.

March 6, 2024 See the News Tab for the link to the interview

Lunch & Learn Program with the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo’s Center for Brain Health with Sandy Chapman, LSW.


…more blog posts coming soon highlighting the development of the upcoming short film titled “ENOUGH” based on my memoir Powered by the Pivot, Secrets revealed in my Journey Manifesting Peace, Love & Gratitude


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