My current books are young adult fantasies based on Slavic mythology. I love putting characters in situations that challenge their desires and values and then explore how they handle adversity. Are they open to new experiences, even ones that are painful? Do they know the true measure of their hearts? These ideas intrigue me and guide my writing.
I’ve taught inner-city children, reported for local papers, and helped maintain parks. I enjoy books, movies, word games–my daily brain food is The New York Times’ crossword puzzle–and relaxing with my partner in the serenity of our garden, which is a certified wildlife habitat.
I love accordions and own a vintage Delarosa from Italy, where I once spent a frigid December in an unheated garret. But Christmas in Rome was an absolute delight!
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