About the Book
About the Author
Atlas of Women is a collection of short stories which cover the life span of women; a girl is haunted after being bullied by her peers until a
friend helps her blossom into young womanhood, a mother preoccupied by a
mentally ill son forgives her disrespectful daughter posthumously, a
wife copes with a psychotic husband by giving him his freedom, and
Mademoiselle, a novella, started out as young adult
genre. But as I wrote, Philipa grew up into a young woman who found her
way after a short detour, choosing the more difficult path.
Golden Boy ended up exactly as I imagined it would. A family deals with a
loved one’s mental illness with love and support, but when there is no
longer any hope for normalcy; prayer and grace allow them to step aside.
Tribute to a Dead Friend is my tribute to every woman who’s
lost a close friend but continues to be inspired and comforted by her
A Night Encounter is a
short story about regrets and self-forgiveness. A daughter's disrespect
borne of sibling rivalry comes back to haunt her in a most unusual and
gentle way. As in every work, there are elements of truth in the story,
but it is pure fiction. I spent time in my garden last summer, convinced
my late mother was there with me. It was a very therapeutic and
Vapors, selected to appear in Willow
Review 2013, is a fantasy in which a wife discovers a way to make her
presence known after her husband reveals a painful secret.