I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and I am the office manager for a prominent New Jersey dentist, Dr. Robert M. Sacks. I have been in dentistry for many years and enjoy my chosen career. I live with my husband and our little 14-year old shih-tzu pooch named Saverio, who now must be carried downstairs because he can no longer see or hear very well...poor little guy!
I adore spending time visiting with my grandchildren as much as possible. I live by the New Jersey Shore. (We are coming back from Hurricane Sandy!) I love swimming in my pool, enjoy reading a book per month, and I like zoning out on the treadmill or sitting by the ocean in a beach chair with headphones and an iPod. I drive with my Sirius XM (or Pandora) radio blasting, and do most everything while listening to my favorite classic rock music.
" Without music the heart beats a silent lonely rhythm. Without song the soul is but an empty shallow well. "
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A bit of a cliché, but the possibilities of each new day are enough for me to jump out of bed. Whether the sun is shining brightly or clouded over with gloom, it makes no difference---Life is definitely worth living. My internal alarm clock wakes me up at 6 a.m. on most mornings, then I'm off and running . . . .
Describe your desk
I have two "official" desks, one is at my day job and the other is in an upstairs bedroom-turned-office at home. My work desk is very organized. My desk at home is chaos, piled high with papers, printed-out manuscript samples of my WIP (that I use for editing purposes) and unopened mail I never seem to sift through. I'm not a hoarder, by any means, but I hold on to things for lengthy periods of time. (Yes, clothes from the 80s included!)
No One Ever Chooses to Be Trampled Underfoot
. . . Or do they? The effects of Fate were immediately felt by the Benedict family after their move in 1968, from New York City to New Jersey, and reverberate far into the future in this dramatic and fast-paced, stands-alone follow-up novel.
Trampled Underfoot takes us on one more nostalgic journey through the 1970s.
Just Another Sunday Is Anything but Ordinary -
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, Just Another Sunday is inspired by actual events and follows Lia Benedict, a teenager growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey.