“She’s a thorough reporter as well as a capable writer, sketching the personalities of a diverse group of people with vivid and sensitive strokes.”

— Kevin Riordan, Columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

My professional blogs for South Jersey Radiology educate women about breast health and how early cancer detection is the key to survival. My goal is a joint one shared with South Jersey Radiology: saving lives! SJRA Women’s Centers have been designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Read my SJRA blog has been picked up by Hospital Digest Daily.


The Stories From the Heart Project is a collaboration of Pink Ribbon Journey and the Basser Research Center at the world renown University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center.

My daughter, Marlena Penn and I are profiled in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s 2014 Annual Report for our inspiration and girl power in the National Cancer Institute funded breast health Legacy Girls Study.  Read about us here →


On January 21, I put on my Strong Women t-shirt, laced up my Merrell walking shoes, slathered on the suntan lotion and joined two of my neighbors in the Women’s March Sarasota, my first participation in such an activity. Susan, Linda and I were some of the first 100 participants to arrive. By the time we crossed the John Ringling Causeway we were over 6,000 activists strong! Women, men and children of all ages and backgrounds. It was an exhilarating experience. I can’t wait to march again.


Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. I love to Relay because it brings together people of diverse backgrounds to support and raise awareness for one cause – cancer! Relay for Life celebrates survivors and caregivers while raising money for the advancement of cancer research. Find a Relay HERE.


Pink Ribbon Journey

Coming soon to an E-reader near you – Pink Ribbon Journey for Kindle and Nook with new feature stories! Preview Pink Ribbon Journey online, purchase through B&N or purchase directly from the author.

Long Story Short Newsletter Archive

Friends with Books: I books. And even more, I  my book club. We talk and talk about our favorite and sometimes not so favorite books.  We are reading Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler for our November discussion. We recently read The Girl You Left Behind and The Marriage of Chani Kaufman. Enjoy our Book Club List.

Pink Ribbon Journey

My Feature Stories

As a journalist for health wellness, cancer awareness and more, my stories are routinely featured in the Burlington County Times. 


Concerned about the link between toxic chemicals, your health and cancer? Want to learn how to reduce your family’s exposure to toxins in your personal care and household products? I highly recommend reading Toxin Toxout, a humorous and serious look about getting rid of harmful chemicals in our bodies.