ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My novels are always set in the “not-too-distant past” and examine how women reinvent themselves despite obstacles thrown their way. A central theme is that blood is not all that makes a family– and they always feature a piece of jewelry! In addition to writing novels, I was a contributor to Women in the Literary Landscape: A WNBA Centennial Publication for the Women's National Book Association and the craft book, Launch Pad, The Countdown to Writing Your Book. I am a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association and co-founder of the South Florida chapter of the Women’s National Book Association where I hold the position of VP of Programming. In addition, I’m a founding member of The Author Talk Network and an administrator of the Facebook Group, Bookish Road Trip, editor of their newsletter, Wanderlust.
As an avid reader, I’d dreamt of penning my own novel, one that readers would devour curled up in a comfortable chair with a cup of tea – or a glass of wine, so I searched for and found a writer’s workshop in a local community school. My fingers started to fly across the keyboard, though my prose was as shaky as a toddler’s first steps. With lots of encouragement, the words soon began to flow as characters introduced themselves to me. They sat on my shoulder, whispered in my ear as I walked in the park, swam laps, or dug in my garden. They planted their feet and wouldn’t leave until I put them on paper, or to be more accurate, on screen.
I live with my husband in New Jersey, just ten miles from New York City and a few blocks from my grandsons – in the warm months – and in sunny Florida when I have to swap my sandals for shoes and socks.