I Am Writing a Book!



Seven years ago, I met a psychopath. That psychopath presented a story about himself that was a complete lie – from his profession, to his family, to even his birth name. By the time I learned that he was the suspect in the murder of two people (his own mother Alma Collins and his ex-girlfriend Shawn Mason), it was too late. I had already given birth to our son Prince.

Two weeks after Prince was born, I fled Rams’ house at gun point. I ran to the police for help, but trusting the Virginia police ended up being one of the biggest mistakes of my life. Instead of helping to keep my family safe, they helped my abuser.

I fought to keep my son safe from Rams for 15 months. Finally, after a judge in MD granted Rams unsupervised visitation, Joaquin Rams murdered my son Prince. Two weeks after Prince was killed, I learned that Rams had taken out over 500k in life insurance policies on my child.


My story begins with how I fell victim to a dangerous psychopath. After discovering that my son’s father was a suspected serial killer, I fled with my newborn baby and tried to work within the family court system to keep my son safe. After Prince’s murder, I became a fierce advocate to get justice for my son by holding accountable the people and institutions that contributed to his murder. This memoir is the journey of how I went from victim to advocate, and a call to action in order to start the conversations required to protect the children who will come next.


Completed Manuscript – 81,000 words

All media/literary inquiries should be directed to my literary agent:

Gina Panettieri, Talcott Notch Literary

31 Cherry Street, Suite 100

Milford, CT 06460





  1. T. Spencer on August 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I look forward to reading your book. You were there for me with an ear and helpful advice as I fought the same family law system in Md and zi will forever be grateful to you dor that during that time in my life. I definitely want to support any effort to advocate for children who face complete injustice in family courts. Thank you for sharing your story and for continuing to be an advocate to protect children.

    • cappuccinoqueen on August 2, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks T 🙂 I hope everything is going well for you. The Family Court system is a total wreck. I hope you were able to come out of it alright…and most importantly, I hope you were able to protect your child.

  2. J on August 3, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Thank you for doing this. I was also glad to read in the news that your son’s father is imprisoned for life. Your advocacy has been inspirational as has how hard you tried to protect your son when he was alive. Again, thank you for sharing your story here and in a book.

  3. Molly on August 3, 2017 at 10:08 am

    God bless you and your family and all that you have been through. I myself feel your pain and understand as I am fighting a sociopath and will stop at nothing to protect my son who is 17 months old. I as well met this man under a different name…a double life and involved in a high profile murder. His past would come to light in the courtroom…his extensive criminal history. My world is wrapped up in court in both Florida and Maryland. He is beyond your worst nightmare. I go back to court again tomorrow on his violation of the protection order I have against him. When I first read your story everything rang true to mine. Thank you for sharing your story of your beautiful son and all that you have been through. May he find peace and love with our heavenly father.

  4. Rose on August 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I look forward to reading your book. I left my ex-husband when he tried to turn my daughter into a human wishbone. After begging for my child, I liked and said my parents wanted to see her and went to their home and didn’t return. I think it is important to point out that verbal abuse can also terrify a person into being afraid to take their child and leave. I am so glad I did! My daughter is now 22, but suffering from abandonment issues caused by her father denying her existence after I left and going on to raise his 3rd wife’s children while ignoring her. (I wasn’t even aware I was wife #2 until the first wife died in a tragic fire. My husband showed no emotion.) I agree with you that the military should provide support for military parents who leave their enlisted spouse because of violence caused by PTSD, etc. I wish you and your family much love and peace. I can only imagine the grief you have endured in learning to live without your son. I also have terrifying dreams and flashbacks about my ex. I worry that the 3rd wife will have to endure the abuse that I did. Bless you for speaking out in all our names. If I can be of any assistance in supporting you or others, please let me know

  5. Rose on August 3, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I meant lied rather than liked