Author turned traveler turned mom

It wasn't destiny that landed me here. It wasn't my first choice either. 

My life up to that point was a series of one way tickets. NY to Montreal to pursue an education, Montreal to LA to write my tell all (more on that later), LA to Tucson to escape the city, and Tucson to Bend...to settle down.

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Yes, I met a boy.

And yes, it took everything in me not to run for the hills when I landed in Central Oregon. Of all the places I'd go, winding up here was the biggest surprise.

What opportunities did I have? What would I write next? Should I stay?

The paradox is that once I arrived in Oregon, my work took me on adventures all over the country. It allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the tourism industry and cast a critical lens on my own experiences as a traveler.

By day, I own a marketing consulting agency representing resorts, hotels, restaurants, and specialty brands across the US. For me, everything comes back to storytelling.

My debut novel, Jenny Green's Killer Junior Year, appeared on Page Six of the NY Post, and received a New York Public Library Award. Based on my college dating experiences in Montreal, the YA novel was published by Simon & Schuster, and is available on Amazon.

Today, I'm a mom, a travel blogger, and a marketing consultant. Although I've traded fiction writing for travel writing, you may find a few more plot twists in store. I'd love to work together, let's connect.