Anna

Anna

Anna My new thriller, Ivan’s Wife, is progressing nicely. You would think I’d have more time to write with the pandemic looming over the country, but I actually find it more difficult. I miss the variety of life and all the restrictions are quite taxing on creativity. But, the characters are still developing and coming …

Clarissa

One of the most interesting characters to write in my upcoming novel, Ivan’s Wife, is the main character’s wife, Clarissa. A woman of many faces and complexities, it’s uncertain whether she is a villain or angel. In this scene, Dimitri tries to explain his attraction to his best friend. Or obsession?  Christian was a cynic …

Dimitri

My developing novel, Ivan’s Wife, is written from a male point of view. I hesitated, unsure whether I wanted to tell a story from that viewpoint. Turns out, I love it. Once I got into the main character, it was less about a male perspective and more about Dimitri’s. In this scene, we are introduced to …

February

Certain months are just harder than most. February is my dreaded month and my heroine, Katherine Hathaway, agrees. In this scene from my soon-to-be-released novel, Brooklyn Bitters, she foresees the hardest month of her life: I sipped hot tea, stretched out on a recliner, gazing out my bedroom window. February had arrived with a whimper. …

An Unlikely Comfort

Brooklyn Bitters is in the hands of my editor, Julia McVey. She’s a talented eagle-eye editor with a creative style. I’m looking forward to getting Brooklyn Bitters in print. I had fun with the characters and appreciated help from Regina Farmer, my muse for Kate. She knew her, understood what motivated her, and was an …