A letter to my readers
I suppose you could say I was that shy little kid that spent a lot of time in my room dreaming, drawing, and writing. My father told me at a young age that I should be a psychologist because of my listening skills and curiosity. He passed away right after I finished high school but I never forgot his advice. Literature and writing called me, but my stories all have a psychological component. My goal is to weave psychology and fiction into a compelling narrative.
Pages in the Wind, my first novel, is a thriller. It has been endorsed by the psychiatric community as a great read for those interested in human emotion and surviving under seemingly impossible conditions. The novel received first place in the Quill Book Awards among other awards and has been well received by peers and most importantly, readers.
Through the eyes of a young girl, I take you into her life, exploring a maze of family secrets and abuse. Why? To find out why she killed her father. You’ll be taken through twists and turns, clues and lies, sifting through the wreckage of a life tainted by secrets. The character, Emily Quinn, dares you to understand her and to walk into her world. I don’t think you’ll be able to stop thinking about the book even after you’ve finished the story.
My second novel, Brooklyn Bitters, is a unique coming of age story about Kate, a lonely middle-aged woman whose life has been stunted by her involvement in the death of her brother-in-law. Her sister Stacey, a pampered spoiled vixen, never lets her forget. When a handsome, mystery man enters Kate’s life, her sister won’t have it. What follows is a web of lies and betrayal culminating in an explosive conclusion.
I am now working on my third novel, Ivan’s Wife. Set in Los Angeles and Moscow, the story follows the life of Dimitri Ivanoff, the son of a world famous composer. Dimitri, haunted by the death of his mother, plunges into a life marred by guilt, delusions, and obsessive love. When Anna, the daughter of his dead brother, comes to live with him, his delusions escalate. He fears she is in cahoots with his father to destroy him. In and out of mental institutions, he struggles to regain his sanity in order to hold onto his beautiful wife, Clarissa.
Talking about myself is not something I like to do. I’m more interested in you. Writing is an emotional experience for me, and there is always a little (or a lot) of me in my characters. When I started this writing journey, I told myself if one person was touched by the story…it would all be worth it.