Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I have always written, since the time I was 6 years old. It started with poetry, moved on to journalism, and then migrated to historical fiction. I live in Manhattan, a wonderful background for my NY Gilded Age historical fiction. I take numerous writing classes, which keep me focused on writing and turning in pages!
Tell us about your books.
I thought it would be interesting to humanize the Women’s Suffrage Movement. My debut novel, Mistress Suffragette, follows one woman’s journey toward independence against numerous obstacles. Her story is told against the glittering backdrop of the Gilded Age. That said, her life is rather tarnished! I am busy writing the sequel right now, and I see it as a trilogy.
How did you go about getting published?
My book was published by Penmore Press, a small Indie publisher.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
I am a big believer in sitting down at my computer and just writing pages every day. To me, it’s not so much about whether I write for three hours or six. It’s that, every day without fail, I visit with my novel’s characters and put their plights and what they are trying to achieve first and foremost in my mind. My office is located on a very quiet street in NYC, and I just write until I am bleary eyed and need a break!
What’s your favorite book?
Probably “Gone with the Wind.”
What are you reading now?
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
What’s your next book project?
I am writing the sequel to Mistress Suffragette. After that, there will be a third book in the series.