Release Date Announced

More than six years ago, I spent countless tired hours nursing my son while gently rocking back and forth in the glider rocker in his nursery. It was in those hours that I immersed myself in stories that, coupled with the events of the world I was living in, inspired me to write What Sara Said. The plot for this story started as the spark of an idea which grew as my life unfolded, twisted, and turned, rich with experiences that shaped a fluid perspective on life and relationships, until a complete story had emerged.

WSS_release date photoHaving undergone dozens of revisions and life-related interruptions in the writing process, What Sara Said evolved slowly over time. Writing this story truly has been a labor of love for me, which is why it is with great excitement that I share with you its official release date! I invite you to immerse yourself in an emotional love story that moves us to challenge the existence of soul mates and the perception of a defined destiny. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, What Sara Said will be available on Amazon – February 9!


Hello, Autumn

As the leaves begin to dot the hillsides and mountaintops with brilliant color in Upstate NY, I’m reminded of this excerpt from What Sara Said:

The setting sun cast brilliant hues of pink and purple through the west-facing window of Jude’s office onto Sara’s neck and face as she shifted in her seat and released her hands from his. Outside, the leaves of maples and poplars had already completed their annual transformation into an array of vivid colors, which now blanketed the ground.

“No… I mean, yes. You’re right. We… we shouldn’t,” Sara rambled on, suddenly aware of the time. “I’m sorry. This isn’t a good idea. I shouldn’t be here now,” she continued as she picked up her things and walked toward the door.

“Sara, I’m sorry,” Jude apologized, “I, umm… guess I’ll see you at work then?”

“Yeah, see ya,” Sara hesitated before she stepped out of his office and closed the door behind her.

Feeling embarrassed about her abrupt exit and uneasy about the intimacy she shared with Jude, Sara hurried down the hallway. When she reached the elevator Sara pushed the button several times, hoping that the elevator doors would open quickly allowing her to remove herself from the situation she’d involved herself in that left her feeling guilt-ridden. Chaotic thoughts streamed through her head. And the familiar feeling of heartache grew within her as the cool air outside chilled her body while she walked several feet toward her car.

Jude peered through the window and watched as Sara entered her car and drove away. Rather quickly, Jude felt very empty and alone. When Sara drove off she took the warmth and comfort he’d had with her. The desire to be with her raged stronger now than ever and he became keenly aware that he was capable of pure and complete hypocrisy.