Meet Preslaysa

mom Grew up in New Brunswick, New Jersey back when Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam were all the rage.

Education: Columbia University in Manhattan for my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language & Literature; University of South Carolina for my Master’s degree in Public Administration

First job: Age three. Selling costume jewelry in my parent’s business at an indoor Flea Market. (I learned to quickly calculate 6% sales tax in my head and jealously guard the inventory against shrinkage.)

Claim to fame: In high school, I co-starred on the Nickleodeon television series “The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.” (Yes, I still ponder my ‘glory days,’ especially when I’m changing a poopy diaper.)

As a child, I {happily} pounded the pavement of Manhattan auditioning for cereal commercials, cheesing for catalog ads and memorizing lines to radio jingles.

Current (and mostest favoritest) incarnation: Wife to one, Mom to two and Writer of inspirational romance and middle grade fiction.

Hobbies: Reading, knitting, walking, and obsessive list making.