About Me

IMG_7237Hi! Thanks for visiting my website! I’m Crunchy Tubie Mama. When I’m not writing, I’m usually busy taking care of my amazing son, cuddling with my sweet doggie, watching old X-Files episodes, surfing the internet in search of tasty, plant-based recipes, wasting time on Facebook, or blogging.

In 2014, my son, Bradley, was born nearly 3 months early with a congenital heart defect. He spent the first 165 days of his life in the hospital enduring a myriad of serious complications, and he spent most of the first year of his life in the hospital.

On this journey, I learned so much about courage, bravery, and heroism. I discovered the courage I had within myself and observed the amazing, heroic efforts of his medical team. I also witnessed Bradley’s unfathomable resilience and strength through incredible challenges.

It was a life changing journey, and it inspired my book series, The Quest, as I strive to help others find the courage and strength within. You can learn more about my son’s journey and the inspiration for my books in the video below.


I’m often asked how I came up with the pen name Crunchy Tubie Mama. The best way to answer that question is to share my son’s story with you in this video below.

A diet with lots of plant foods changed my son’s life! Now, in addition to helping others find their courage and strength, I’m on a mission to help children everywhere (and adults, too!) to eat more plant foods.

I would love to hear from you! Please drop me a line any time through my contact page here.

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