I am a quadri-lingual writer and poet. Over 100 of my poems, short stories and fairy tales have been published internationally. I have taught French and Italian at both the elementary and secondary levels. My passions include reading and writing English, Italian, Spanish and French poetry, short stories and essays. I belong to various poetry groups and associations, including the League of Canadian Poets and I am Vice-President of the Writer's and Editors's Network (WEN). My English, French and Italian poetry and short stories have been published in several books, anthologies, magazines and online publications. I was a finalist in the XX Concorso Nazionale ed Internazionale G.G. Belli, 2008 Rome, Italy. I won second prize in the Ottawa National Literary Festival in June 2009.