Instructions

“Instructions” from The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure. Edited by Larry Smith. Harper Perennial, 2012

The challenge was to write about a life-altering experience in under 800 words. This project turned out to be the seed of Eva and Eve. This really was the beginning and for a long time I had no idea what I was looking for or where my search would take me. Finally I just surrendered to the process until, some years in, I had another moment of understanding about how the book could be structured around the search experience. . . more

Classic Six.

from The House That Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them. Edited by Grant Jarrett. Spark Press, 2016

This short essay about life in the apartment where I grew up in New York City inspired my work for Eva and Eve. I allowed myself to drift back to the past and recall the sensory memories of my childhood, painful and wondrous. What did your childhood look like, or smell like?. . .more

Welcome!

This is where I will share stories about my continuing research and writing process for Eva and Eve, to be published by Atria/Simon& Schuster. I know a lot of people who have contacted me on Facebook are also writers … more

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