Character-Driven Fiction

Books really are magic. They lead us out of ourselves and into new worlds and mindsets. According to my favorite author, Jane Austen, novels display “the most thorough knowledge of human nature.” I like to read about  relationships – how they are formed, maintained, and, at times, destroyed.  And so naturally my debut novel, Ms. Murphy’s Makeover, is about a woman whose relationships at home and at work are tested.

Before I was an author, I was a teacher and a mother.  I was born in the Bronx, New York, graduated from Fordham University, and taught high school English in New York City for many years. Together my husband and I have raised two daughters and we have been lucky enough to travel all over the world. However, the beautiful borough of the Bronx is the setting for my debut novel, Ms. Murphy’s Makeover.  I hope you will read it, and let me know what you think of the characters. I hope you love them as much as I do.  They live in my heart, and I can’t let them go. In fact, I am already working on a sequel.