Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the renowned Sarah Lawrence College Graduate
Writing program. i'm alsothe author of WOMAN PRIEST which is a collection of
spiritual reflections and commentary.
Over the years as a journalist my commentary has been seen and heard on
The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR-51% The Women's Perspective, NPR Blog among
others.My professional life includes teaching English composition at the
college level for which was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award
2007 at Atlantic Cape Community College.
I live in NJ with my husband, Mason, a retired NYC child abuse
investiagator and we have four sons.
Describe your book ‘Born in The Land of the Tango: A Memoir about
Identity, Family, and Healing’ in 30 words or less.
a memoir and an exploration of my cultural roots in light of identity politics
that teaches readers to appreciate their multi- cultural past.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Weaving a cohesive narrative together is always
challenging, but for me selecting the episodes from my life that would best
shed the most light on the theme of identity politics took time and many
Developing a conclusion and wrapping up the
narrative was tough as well for me as I don't like to say good-bye and put
the manuscript "to bed" so to speak.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
All of the books by Marguerite Duras and Virginia
Woolf have been influential for their creativity and evocative language.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your
I work on getting third party credibility by
doing and pursuing radio and print interviews.
How do you spend your time when you are not
spending time with my family.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing a book on past life regression.