I was born in Toulouse, France, and raised on the small Caribbean island of Saint Martin, the source of many of my writing inspirations. I now live in Westchester County, about a 40 minute drive from New York City.
Although I am lucky enough to be home with my son, Liam, almost every day, I teach English, Creative Writing, and Communication courses at Mercy College and Manhattanville College. I also tutor from home, both in French and English.
My poems, short stories, and blog posts have been featured in Graffiti Literary Magazine, Cactus Heart Press, The Bangalore Review, The Write Place at the Write Time, and the LaMothe Review. I was a part of three literary journals over the course of four years, serving as fiction editor, associate editor, and editor-in-chief. I also worked as a columnist for L’Elite Magazine and as a French/English translator.
I am currently editing my first novel, We Carved Our Names in Tamarind Trees.
I was seventeen when my father was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
This was an eye opener for me and my family: we modified our diet, paid closer attention to product labels, and became more health-conscious in all areas of our lives.
Almost a decade later, when I got pregnant with my first child, I decided to have a natural birth for the same reason: I wanted my son to enter the world without the use of drugs and unnecessary medical intervention. I wanted him to get a healthy start in life, which is also why I breastfed my toddler until he was almost 26 months (and why I plan on doing the same with baby #2 on the way!)
We live in a world where almost everything we buy and use is dangerous for our health, so I try to make the “healthy” choice when I have the opportunity to. I know I can’t have control over everything, but I do get some peace of mind knowing that when I can, I do what’s best for my family.
I was recently featured as one of the “Top 17 Green Living Mum Blogs” by Kinde Co., an Australian garment company, and am listed as one of the Top Mommy Blogs. I am also a proud contributor of the newly-launched (and very successful!) Westchester County Moms Blog and a style ambassador for the popular online maternity brand, Pink Blush.
Some of the brands I’ve collaborated with in the last two years:
For business inquiries, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to chatting / collaborating together!