My writing career began in sixth grade with an autobiography
filled with childhood fantasies and longings.
I fell in love with writing and reading, in many ways a detriment
to my high-school grades. I came close to failing eleventh grade and barely
graduated high school. I am indebted to the Community College system for
offering “late bloomers,” a second chance.
I don’t know why we are chosen to follow a particular path,
but follow it I did. I was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1988
and in 1997, received my Ph.D., in Psychoanalysis. I write character-driven novels that balance humor and tragedy and the interior of the human mind. While I am serious about social issues, you will also find a humorous point of view peeking through.
My debut novel, Flowers from Iraq, follows Kathleen Moore, a closeted Army physician who is injured while serving in Iraq. Faced with a life-altering wound and plagued by nightmares, she is forced to confront the dark childhood memories that plague her.
My latest novel, The Girls, follows a group of women from the 1970s to 2020, a hypothetical future when the United States Senate approves the Freedom to Marry Act. The Girls,is in the editing phase and I expect to have it published in 2013. I hope you will visit my blog: Reflections and please Contact Me with any questions, thoughts and opinions. I try to respond to each and every message.
Wishing you a thought provoking read and a life filled with adventures, love and peace.