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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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! My debut novel, The Disharmony of Silence, released March 5, 2020, right before Covid19 locked us down. And my second book, Sisters of the Vine, came out one year later, as we were slowly finding our way out of the pandemic. 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 have had stories published in online magazines and print anthologies. I am a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association and the Women’s National Book Association where I hold the position of Selections Coordinator of the Great Group Reads committee which curates a list, published annually, of novels and memoirs perfect for book clubs.

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 it's too cold to stay up north.