About Me

I’m a native New Yorker, who, by transplanting to the New Jersey suburbs, conceived my first 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. It is available in paperback & Kindle on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells and a bookstore near you. Just ask for it!

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.

As for finding me elsewhere, I occassionally 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/. Also, if you ever read The Huffington Post and you think you see a blogger there who looks just like me, you’d be right, it is me! Sometimes in the Humor section, sometimes Writing, who knows where I will pop up next!

I’m so appreciative to my readers. Thank you for stopping by to read something that has struck your fancy. I am also ao grateful to readers of The Memory Box and want to thank each and everyone of you who has taken the time to write a review; this takes time and effort and I thank you for that. Also, many of you have reached out via Goodreads or here, with questions or comments. It’s always wonderful to hear from you!

15 thoughts on “About Me

    • Katia! You found me! I’m so delighted. I’m trying to write additional pieces here, but many, if not all, also appear on RR. I just found scribedoll too! So expect visits from me.

      Don’t I have Likes options? If not, please tell me how to get them – if you know. Thanks for stopping by. Always a pleasure.

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  2. Eva – I can’t find your book on my Nook, so I thought, OK, I will buy it in hardcover because I still enjoy a good “paper” book. But, I don’t think B&N carries it in their retail store (I checked their website and couldn’t find it). Where can I buy a hardcopy?


    • Hi Lori! thank you so much for asking! THE MEMORY BOX is available on barnesandnoble.com in paperback and on Amazon.com in paperback and ebooks. A change needed to be made to the cover a few days ago, and it takes some time for barnesandnoble.com to get the changes updated. You could try back in a few days, purchase on amazon.com or I can let you know when the barnesandnoble.com has re-stocked the book. Thank you so much for your interest! I hope you like it! Eva

      • Thanks Eva – a friend of mine is reading it now and she loves it, she said she can’t put it down! :)

  3. Do you plan on releasing the audio version of The Memory Box? Checked audible today and no luck, not even a preorder date.

    • Hi Mary, thanks so much for asking about the audio version. I have no immediate plans on releasing an audio version, but you’ve got me thinking! Perhaps in the future; I will let you know! All the best, Eva

  4. I need questions for my book group! I chose it for our group not realizing it was a new publication. Very exciting. It will be interesting to see how the group responds. Our get together is tomorrow, 8/25. Hopefully I can figure out some questions! Any help would be much appreciated. I just started reading this weekend and am excited to continue.

    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks for choosing THE MEMORY BOX for your book club. If you look to the back of the book, both the ebook and the paperback versions have discussion questions. Those should get you started! Would love to know how your meeting goes. Thanks again.

  5. Hi there – our book club just read The Memory Box and had our discussion last night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the book, but I was (and am) amazed on how differently we all netted out in regards to “what really happened.” Collectively we left one “argument” on the table and agreed to disagree, but would love your perspective. I do not want to write the question here given it would spoil the ending for anyone who has yet to read the book :) – is there a private message space on your site?

    • Love this, Mary! Hmmm, I wonder what you might be talking about and I think I know. I will email you and we’ll “chat.” Thanks for not explaining more. It’s hard to talk about The Memory Box with people who haven’t yet read it. So I appreciate your sensitivity! Thank you so much for reading The Memory Box with your book club.

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