I was born and raised in New York City and retired as President of a labor union in NYC. Today I dedicate myself to creative writing. In November 2013, I published my first novel, "LOVE in the DARK." Recently I finished the second book, "The Black Calla Lily," which is the second book in the trilogy.
I currently live in NE Pa. with my husband, a retired forensic investigator, Sheba the wonder dog and two kitties, Shadow and Missy.
What is your writing process?
The process starts very early in the morning the moment I wake up. I lay in bed, eyes shut, and think (or day dream). Characters come to life and play out a short drama. If I like their drama, I then sit with my laptop and start writing. Before long, the story takes on a life of its own. I don't worry about grammar, punctuations or chapters. I just write. Later on I clean everything up.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the Nancy Drew mysteries. As a child I loved reading the adventures and mysteries in the "Nancy Drew" collection. I progressed to Sherlock Holmes and own all the stories. They had a tremendous impact since every writing assignment in school, where I had an option, was sure to be about a mystery.
The Black Calla Lily is book #2 in the Millie and Adrian Trilogy. Millie and Adrian's idyllic life is disrupted by drug lords, shady lawyers, ruthless rivals and ex-lovers. The Black Calla Lily comes to a stunning climax as Millie leaves her family behind and races to tie up loose ends with the drug lords for the final show down where she may have to pay the ultimate price: her life.
NYPD surveillance expert, Detective Millie Angeles knows well that scintillating things can transpire under the cover of dark. Some pleasurable while others are deadly. LOVE in the DARK lifts he cloak of darkness on one woman’s action-packed life, revealing high action and erotic encounters that will enthrall and excite anyone who loves their intrigue served with plenty of sauce.