[Wattys 2018 Shortlisted Author]
[1st Place - The Historical Fiction Award 2019]
[Proud supporter of #BlackLivesMatter]
Currently revising "Color" to share a message that discrimination is NOT acceptable. These changes are a testament to the power of Wattpad readers' voices to inspire.
"Color" is the story about overcoming hate against the greatest of odds.
I've also started a poetry book, titled "Poetry for the Heart and Soul". :-)
For a place to write and grow, thank you WATTPAD - Where Authors Tell Their Powerfully Amazing Dreams!
Yep, I grew on the Jersey shore. Nope, it was nothing like the show. 😂
I've faced my share of discrimination 😩; more than most, less than some. There are hints of my experiences in "Color" - both positive and negative.
Presently, I live in Pennsylvania where I'm revising "Color" for an August 2021 book launch. Pre-marketing, pen name acquisition, and website setup begin by January 2020. 😃
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS:
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
- Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
The greatest struggle I've faced - my mother falling down her basement steps and becoming partially paralyzed. She is my inspiration for writing historical fiction: To capture the past. To show despite great suffering, there is always hope. My other inspiration is my brother, Joe, with Down Syndrome.
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
-- Winston S. Churchill
- JoinedDecember 28, 2017