I am a writer, published author, speaker and activist. Always believing that passion is something born from loss.
“If Only I Could Sleep” (October 2013) Memoir- a journey I chose to share for the sole purpose of empowering victims to become survivors.
Since 2009 I’ve been dedicated to the fight against national and international child sex trade and human trafficking, as well as domestic violence, sexual abuse.
I'm driven by the desire to educate myself and others about what it takes to speak up, find resources and get help.
Working on behalf of children has included travels to Bonfil, Mexico in support of the local orphanage, and Maua Village, Kenya, and Butare, Rwanda with Zoe Ministry in support of the Orphan Empowerment Program, Cambodia in support of the Sao Sary Foundation who’s work is locating and rescuing trafficked children from “red-light” district and surrounding areas. Before taking on college full time I worked with and supported organizations such as; Global Colors Organization (now, Guerilla Aid) Genesis Women's Shelter; Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center; CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocacy), Polaris Project and S.C.A.R.S. (Saving Children And Revealing Secrets).
In 2003-2005 I owned and operated McAndrew's Bookshop and Cafe', an independent bookstore created in the old historic Collin County Jail, in McKinney Texas, with memberships in the American Booksellers Association, Book Expo and Poets & Writers.
Currently, working on my first of what I hope to be many feature film scripts, two piece of legislative bills for the state of Texas, focused on protection victims of sexual violence and a book series.