I was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Greek-Cypriot immigrants. When I was eight, my parents, brother and I moved to Virginia Beach, and I have lived most of my life in the Commonwealth. I have a bachelor of arts degree in English/journalism from Elon University and have worked for newspapers and city magazines in Florida and Virginia. I wrote general assignment, fashion, education, and crime stories. I was one of the reporters in Florida covering law enforcement’s search for serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 1990.
In the late 1990s, I took time off work to raise my children and take care of family members who were facing serious health issues. After my children got a little older, I began writing poetry as a way to access and express my feelings over the deaths of several close loved ones. Since 2014, my poetry has been published in literary journals in the United States and United Kingdom. I also self-published three books, a trilogy, that are available on Amazon and online at Barnes & Noble.
In addition to my bachelor’s degree, in 2019, I earned an associate’s degree in Administration of Justice from Tidewater Community College and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
I live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia with my husband, Gordon, a former reporter, editor and newspaper executive. He is now CEO of Borrell Associates, a market research firm for local advertising. We have three adult children together.