I’m living my dream of stepping “beyond the blog” as a published writer – and it is an amazing feeling!

Today, I serve as a sought-out author, blogger, editor, coach, speaker and trainer, in addition to my remarkable role as a servant leader at Achieving True Self. I have been a part of many collaborations, and, finally, as of August 2020, unveiled my powerful memoir for the world about our family’s journey.

You can purchase my work on Kindle or paperback by visiting my Amazon Author Page. My work is also on Goodreads and available on book 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

Made to Overcome: Chronic Illness Edition

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

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.

Mary Nixon Hahn — From the Inside Out: An Autistic Person’s Journey to Creating Inclusive Employment Opportunities.

November 2020 brings Be Strong, Little Sunflower: You’ve Got This (No, Really, You Do) for Made to Overcome: Caregiving Edition.

On January 16, 2021, what would have been Daddy’s 77th birthday, I will release Seeking Utopia: The Art, Poems, and Passages of John J. Tomko. I am over the moon excited to fulfill the second half of my promise to my father.


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 the first quarter of 2021. 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 day needs.