in Brooklyn Bitters


Brooklyn Bitters, my upcoming book due out this summer, deals with lies, alliances, love, and family loyalty. It’s a character-driven read. In this scene, the main character deals with a range of emotions as she comes face-to-face with her mother’s awakening from a long term coma.

I peered into the darkness for her eyes. Spontaneous whimpers escaped my lips as I held my breath, trying to remain calm and not frighten her. Night had grabbed the light from the room, making it hard to see the outline of her face. But turning on a lamp would splinter the moment and startle her. I don’t know why, but the vision of a newborn seized from a mother’s womb flashed through my mind. The babies always, always cried.

  1. I read your book Pages in the Wind and have to tell you it was one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. It’s rare for me to stay up to the wee hours but I had to for your book. Your character of Emily was so close to my heart, I related to her instantly. The twists and turns throughout the book kept me turning the pages. I look forward to the new one. Your an amazing writer.

  2. I love your analogy of the coma and birth – great metaphor. I am looing forward to the new book. Your last one had me in tears and shocked at the end. No spoilers though!

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