I’m a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived my first and forthcoming novel, The Memory Box, a psychological suspense about a woman who Googles herself and discovers a past she’s unaware of−set in a fictional upscale suburb where things appear to be quite ordinary.
Misconceptions provide particular fascination for me−when people appear to be normal because of their context but upon closer inspection are actually deviant, or at the very least a little screwy. Incongruity carries over into my second novel, currently in progress. More on that later. Another theme that weaves its way through my fiction is the subject of control. How people who are obsessed with control will do kooky things in order to attain it. And by kooky, I mean, psycho.
That’s my fiction. This blog is dedicated (mostly) to everything non-fiction, sort of. A combination of satirical representations of quirky news stories, oddball musings and the occassional poem. Some parts may contain baloney.
What else do you want to know? I eat everyday (I love food!), I hate to exercise but should start to wrap my mind around that since my metabolism is no longer my best friend like it was in my twenties when I was addicted to Dove Ice Cream bars and would eat them every day for lunch, I’m an obstinate and oft times regretful do-it-yourselfer, I’m okay with my ears and my sternum, and I make up songs all the time as a way to dialogue with my kids. They find it infrequently entertaining.
By some freak happenstance, I also write for the Parental Guidance blog at nj.com. My stories reveal the “trial and error” side of parenting. You may not get sage advice, but there’s a lesson in there somewhere. Come check it out at nj.com/parenting/ and say hi! while you’re there.
I would love to hear from you. So if anything strikes your fancy, makes you think of that really embarrassing thing you did, or if you’ve simply had an emotional connection here, please share.