About the Author

Hello! Welcome to my website. I moved to Northern California from the Midwest in early adulthood. I sought acceptance and abundance: the freedom to be myself as a creative person, a woman, and a mother. I yearned for a cosmopolitan community, a salubrious climate, the beach, good food, a place that embraces all kinds of people and offers professional respect, happiness, and financial opportunity.  I found all these things in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I hope you enjoy your visit here and feel inclined to leave a comment or drop me a line. Thanks for stopping by!

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A Gentleman in Danville: Amor Towles Visits Rakestraw Books

Bestselling author Amor Towles spoke to a spellbound audience at Rakestraw Books in Danville, CA on Sunday, September 18th, about many things related to his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (Viking, Sept. 6, 2016, 462 p.). On Monday, Gentleman hit The New York Times Bestseller List. On Tuesday Kirkus Reviews announced that it is a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize in Fiction. The cover image of the book is currently featured on Viking’s Twitter banner. Mr. Towles is [...]

October 5th, 2016|Author Events, Writing|0 Comments

The Trouble with Lexie, by Jessica Anya Blau (Harper Perennial, 336 p. $14.99)

We are launched into Lexie’s suddenly unhinged life at a scandalous moment, as she is discovered in the worst possible condition, in the most unthinkable place at precisely the wrong time. This contemporary, hilarious fourth novel from Jessica Anya Blau is addicting and fast-paced. After the ignominious opening scene, the story jumps back in time, where we learn Lexie’s history through artfully constructed scenes. Lexie James is an alluring 33-year-old Health and Human Sexuality teacher at a prestigious U.S. private [...]

September 19th, 2016|Book Review|0 Comments

Through the Writer’s Eyes: An Evening with Jonathan Shapiro

If Jonathan Shapiro’s credentials don’t get your attention, his charm and poise as a speaker certainly will. He spoke at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building book store, Book Passage, recently while on tour for his debut novel, Deadly Force. Mr. Shapiro’s background includes two degrees from Harvard, a Rhodes scholarship, three years working as a newspaper reporter, ten years as a trial lawyer (including criminal prosecution while working as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with such stars as Janet Reno, later [...]

September 16th, 2016|Author Events|0 Comments