I’m living my dream — and it is an amazing feeling!

Today, I serve as a sought-out international bestselling author and editor of almost twenty books. I have been a part of many collaborations. In August 2020, I unveiled my powerful memoir about our family’s journey with autism.

You can purchase my work on Kindle or paperback by visiting my Amazon Author Page. My books are also on Goodreads and available on additional sites throughout the world.

I have *coauthored and/or edited (*specific chapters listed with corresponding book):

From Fearful to Fearless: Answering the Call to Advocate for Families Through Leadership, Impacting Audiences By Speaking, and Becoming a Best-Selling Author
Becoming an Exceptional Leader: Inspiration from 14 Accomplished Disability Changemakers

Imprisoned No More: A Mother and Son Embrace Autism and Journey to Freedom

Cultivating a Spectrum of Possibility (While Consuming Copious Amounts of Coffee)
It’s Going to be AUlright: Testimonies from AuSome Women Raising AuSome People

Be Strong, Little Sunflower: You’ve Got This (No, Really, You Do)
Made to Overcome: Caregiving Edition

Made to Overcome: Chronic Illness Edition

Made to Overcome – Grief Edition: Finding Meaning and Purpose After Loss
(I was blessed to have contributed a foreword within this book. This outstanding collaboration ends with the chapter Walking Out the Door by the one, the ONLY, Betty C. Lesitz Tomko (who many of you know as “Mama Betty!”)

Blooming Through Rocky Soil
Made to Overcome: Mental Health Edition

Made to Overcome: Mental Health Edition #2

Choosing Life, Embracing Enough
Made to Overcome: Single Parenting Edition

Rising Above Sexual Abuse: How ordinary men and women found supernatural strength to turn trauma into resilience

Seeking Utopia: The Art, Poems, and Passages of John J. Tomko

They Want to Work: People With Disabilities Belong in the Workplace
We All Belong: Musings on Inclusion, Acceptance, and Kindness

Cultivating a Spectrum of Possibility (While Consuming Copious Amounts of Coffee)

You Are Not Alone: Stories, Resources and Hope from Autism Moms

I have also served as an editor for other amazing authors:

Louis Bianco, RN, CPS — Mental Health DisABILITY: Perception vs Reality and Funhouse Mirrors: The Impact of Cognitive Distortions on American Culture

Mary Nixon Hahn — From the Inside Out: An Autistic Person’s Journey to Creating Inclusive Employment Opportunities and How to Effectively Support Autistic Individuals in the Workplace: Strategies from the Inside Out

Greg Wooley — Transformed: Rise and Shine Book III


In the words of Brené Brown, a favorite author of mine, “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.


Are you interested in partnering with me on a collaboration, or do you need assistance with putting your own book together? Let’s talk!

I’m currently reviewing proposals for Summer 2022. The Caffeinated Advocate, LLC is ready to serve you and help present your story to the world! I am proudly teamed up with Grace & Hope Consulting, and together, we can meet your coaching, editing, publishing and launch campaign needs. We provide hybrid publishing at a fraction of the price and provide unwavering support to our clients!

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