I wanted to show young people that taking a stand can be done by simply standing firm in your convictions.
The best advice I can give to any aspiring author is to write every single day. Work at the craft of writing. Take it seriously.
The blues have hope wrapped inside them.
When I'm not writing or working on books as a publisher, I'm doing things that make me happy. One is skiing with my kids and husband. I love sports.
I never leave home without my writing notebook, and get a lot of writing done in transit. One great place to create is while riding the subways of New York City, where I live.
One of the challenges of wearing so many hats, is that I love each and every one of them!
As a publisher and author, I'm a big fan of historical fiction and also memoir.
Like any working mother, I have to balance and manage my time very carefully. My children and husband come first, of course, then my work.
One of the most refreshing changes I've seen in recent years is the blending of genres - the pushing past the hard-and-fast lines of specific publishing categories.
I'm a true opera buff. Operas make the best stories.
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