This site is devoted to my love of life, relationships and writing as well as to my goal of becoming a published author.
My first book "Crazy Quilt", is set in Georgia in the 1970s and is the story of two estranged sisters who inherit their grandmother's Victorian mansion upon her death. But more than that, it explores how we build a family from the people we care about, and they don't necessarily have to share our DNA. This book was on authonomy.com for a year and a half and was read and reviewed by other writers on the site. I made it to the Editor's Desk this summer and received a positive review from a Harper Collins UK editor. Since that time, I've had the book professionally edited and am researching agents before beginning the query and rejection process. For an excerpt, click here.
I just finished the first draft of my second book, "The Fifty-Week Wife." The entire book is set in England and though it starts with an apparent suicide, it is really a story of three couples and one true love. I will begin editing and rewriting that manuscript shortly then will have that professionally edited as well. For an excerpt, click here.
I also have a third novel in the works, "Fear of Landing," a story set in both D.C. and in London and spanning 3 decades. It's loosely based on my experiences with a British "pen pal" when I was in my 20s.
In some ways I wish I had discovered this love of writing when I was younger, but it is what it is. And it certainly makes for an interesting next "chapter" of my life. I look forward to sharing that journey.