It all started sometime in the 80’s, in a hospital in Washington, D.C., where an ornery 18-year-old, holding a cooler, demanded that someone get this baby out of her because she had lobster and champagne calling her name. Let’s not even talk about the fact that a team of nurses and doctors aided that minor in under-age drinking (it was really sparkling cider, but they didn’t know that – for shame) by delivering a baby girl (me) 13 ½ hours later. That was the beginning, when a soon-to-be writer (my Mom), gave birth to a soon-to-be-aspiring writer (me again), even though neither one knew it yet.
It was sometime later that my screenwriting mother constantly workshopped my younger works. Great epic titles such as “Capri Sun Island,” and “Who Stole Gwynn Park.” However, after high school, and a year of college, my life veered off its path. I moved from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, CA, which is where I am now. For over ten years I was an Assistant Director for film and television, but one day I meant this guy, and then that guy became my husband, and someone fed us after midnight, and we kept multiplying until there were three mini-me-and-hims: Wolf, Hok, and Phoenix. What’s more, I am back on track and just graduating with my BA degree in Creative Writing and English major with a concentration in Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University, and continuing on in an MFA Creative Writing program.
In all of that, I became an expert on all things human because, well I am one. I am human cognoscenti who specialize in Women’s Fiction. I would like my writing to make you step out of your comfort zone, your bubble. But, no worries. I’m also going to make you laugh, and sometimes cry. I’m going to rip your heart out, but promise to put it back again. Even though I may switch genres, what I will offer you is hope, if only a little, and mostly…, family. Not just the normal family, but everything in between: the broken, the blood, and the water. Hope and Family: the two greatest things to have, in my humble opinion, and that is what you’ll experience through my writing.
“LIFE IS TOO SHORT SO YOU SHOULD ENDEAVOR TO BE WHOMEVER YOU WANT TO BE.” JEM—