A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and so did I. Proudly, I admit from the Park Slope area. It is there where my roots began and where my personality and values developed. It's there where I learned the true meaning of friendship and of love. It is also where I learned the importance of laughter and where I formulated my sense of humor. I was fortunate to have been raised by parents so deeply in love that I became a hopeful romantic.
Brooklyn is a cauldron of ethnicity. When introduced to the Italian culture at a young age, by my friend Marie, I was fascinated with it. I was drawn into it with its deep family loyalties, the tightness of the extended family ties, the acceptance of true friends as family, and of course the food. In my twenties was the first time I had met anyone who was Deaf. We became friends and she introduced me to the culture of the Deaf world. Intriguingly, it is with this culture where I have focused most of my career. I have worked with the Deaf community in a variety of capacities, two of my favorites being, the teaching of American Sign Language and Interpreting.
The richness, from both the cultural and social stimulation of Brooklyn, developed me into the writer I am today. Having chosen to leave my job to pursue a writing career, I now enjoy the privilege to write without the confines of a time clock. I can be found, late into the night or before sunrise, diligently perfecting my characters.
My true passion is writing. I've seen bumper stickers that say "I'd rather be sailing, fishing, skiing" or some other activity. If I could find one, I'd put on my bumper,"I'd rather be writing".
My novels WHAT THE HEART CAN HOLD, UNTIL ONE DAY and SEX for FUN are currently available through smashwords.com, Nook, Kindle and Apple ibooks. My newest novel, Exception to the Rule, is available in e-book and paperback from Amazon and paperback from Barnes and Noble. My novel Some Other Time is available in paperback from Barnes and Noble and paperback and ebook from Amazon. I hope you enjoy the journey where the characters lead you as I enjoyed the journey where they brought me.