My late husband didn’t like cars so even though we traveled extensively, we never drove anywhere. I learned how to drive and probably could have made more of an effort to, but I had at least two good reasons for not doing it. One, I live in New York City where you honest to goodness … More Researching Safety by the Numbers
Here’s Excerpt #2 from my next soon to be released novel; now available for pre-order on Amazon – Enjoy! She could shatter me. It was the first and only thought that came to Ethan’s mind the first time he looked at Serena Clay. When she’d excused herself, he turned around, saw her, and for a … More SAMPLE SUNDAY #2- ‘Ethan’s Choice: Blank Pages I’
This is an excerpt from a new release I have coming on 10.18.19 – Enjoy! Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New YorkApril 1977 Serena had just finished her tuna fish sandwich and now she wanted something sweet. Like always, her cravings for sweet came immediately after she’d tasted the savory or in this case, salty. Pulling the … More SAMPLE SUNDAY #1 – ‘Ethan’s Choice: Blank Pages I’
It was New Year’s Eve 2007. I had just come from a party at my best friend’s house and I was trying to hail a cab at about 1am on a semi-quiet street on the Lower East Side. I was in a snit. My best friend’s friend had pawned her nine-year old off on me, … More The Rules of Disengagement
There was a time that I seriously considered using my love of the written word for a career in journalism. So when I was offered my first opportunity to be a paid journalist and the subject was “celebrations of love”, I jumped at it despite my inherent reservations at being outed as an extreme quixotic. … More Celebrations of Love
I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela in person once, but before I write about the experience I want to tell you why that was important to me. I vividly remember the first time I heard the word apartheid. It was my sophomore year of high school and I was in my global social … More A Legacy of Peace
Sadly, I’ve never read a book by Joan Didion. She’s arguably one of the best known and much heralded novelists of our time. I own at least two of her books and I’ve thought about reading them several times, especially The Year of Magical Thinking. She’s also a transplanted New Yorker who loves New York, … More Writer = God or Vessel?
I recently debated with a friend the benefit of saving words I’d put on paper but couldn’t use for the writing project I was working on. A very talented author in her own right, she urged me not to throw anything I’d written away. My friend made the convincing argument that nothing written was wasted. … More Why Write Now?