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After serving for 25 years in law enforcement, I retired to pursue my lifelong passion for writing. I’m a twice traditionally published author with Hay House. My books entitled: In The Shadow Of A Badge and The White Light Of Grace are available globally. I independently published my debut fiction novel, The Blue Witch: Within in 2021.
In 1984, I entered the policing profession as the first female patrol officer with the City of Arnold (Pennsylvania) Police Department. I specialized in youth violence prevention and intervention, and investigations of crimes against children.
I later joined the ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served with the Pittsburgh Division as its community affairs coordinator. I distinguished myself as a 9/11 responder at the Flight 93 crash site and served as primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team and surviving family members.
After publishing my books, I began to assist fellow writers to pursue their creative dreams. In 2014, I founded Passages & Prose LLC, a literary services company. My business assists authors to cultivate, navigate, publish and promote their works.
About My Products:
In 2021, my artistic endeavors took an unexpected turn. I found my self fascinated by collage artwork and took a class. I soon began to design angelic collages by creating images with magazine pieces. Since childhood, I’ve had an affinity for angels. My collages mirror my interpretations of winged messengers. As I cut the paper pieces, I sense that I channel angels. Their brilliant images dance across my mind’s eye.
My artwork also reflects my Ukrainian heritage. Both maternal grandparents immigrated from Ukraine. I learned from relatives that my collages are designed in Petrykivka folk art style. This medium is known throughout Eastern Europe and primarily in regions of Ukraine.