I write women's fiction with strong female protagonists. My heroines believe that they are comfortable with what they have chosen in life, until events in each story cause them to recognize that there is more to life than they had previously thought! This is where the adventure begins for each main character, and readers will surely enjoy the ride.
From the time I was 14, when a Plainfield (NJ) high school English teacher encouraged me, I have wanted to be a writer. I loved growing up in that city and spending my summers at the Jersey Shore. And I am thankful for the teacher who told me I could be a writer. Of course, there have been some detours along the way. My upbringing told me that I had to go out and work for a living, that writing was not a profitable way to spend my life. The people who told me that were wrong. But now, as I grow older, I realize that I was mislead and even if my writing will not make me rich, it will make me content. That is all I ask.
I have surfed around my confined universe providing me with a varied background as a nurse, a Political Science graduate, a methods manager, an early computer techie, an amateur horse person and a theologian and they all contribute to the worlds and characters I create in my books.
I have written and published three novels to date: In Between Goodbyes, In Season and The Shepherd's Image. You can find descriptions of them all below and all of them are available on Amazon.com in paper or Kindle.
The Shepherd’s Image
When Wall Street takeover star Adelaide Wasserstein wanted something more in her life than just numbers, she took her father’s sage advice and went looking for a hobby. What she found was an art teacher who kindled in her an interest in the mystery of religious experience in a way that her classical upbringing in languages, in theology and in economics had never done. Entranced, she followed the artist through the doors of the Episcopal Church and into the spiritual life she hadn’t known she needed.
Horse breeding just ain’t what it used to be. There’s always been ornery mares, ornery customers and, well, stallions. But FE Booker has sworn off the human counterparts of the latter and is the epitome of the modern independent business woman. Until, that is, it all falls apart. Tack thieves, horse thieves and heart thieves all raise their heads at once and it appears that she has to build even higher the walls she has constructed around herself all her life. It takes a forced hiatus from her work for her to discover that all along she’s gotten by with a little help from friends old and new, and that if she just lets go a little she can find happiness in the arms of the person she most resists.
In Between Goodbyes
Hope Moran had fashioned for herself a life of safety: love without commitment, caring without intimacy, compassion without investment. As a priest, she ministered to the masses and gave time and effort to the homeless. As a dresser on Broadway, she ministered to her charges, stage stars in need of a steady, guiding hand. Always tending the needy, and always at arm's length. Until Ian, a broken actor more deeply troubled than she could have imagined slipped into her life and crossed the forbidden boundary into her heart. At the wrong time in his life. At the right time in hers.