Six random things you don’t know about me…
-I can’t stand coffee, the taste or the smell. (I drink lots of tea!).
-I’m afraid of Ferris wheels and apartments on high floors with lots of windows (that’s why I always lived in brownstones in Manhattan).
-The summer after I graduated high school, I biked from Hyannis to Provincetown and via ferry onto Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard with my brother Mark, still one of the best trips of my life.
-I hiked the High Peaks in the Adirondacks and climbed Mt. Marcy and Haystack among a dozen other mountains and had my first kiss in a pup tent with Howard from Brooklyn. I was fourteen and on a three-week backpacking trip with the American Youth Hostels.
-I miss my dad, who passed away last October, every day. He brought four kids on camping trips every summer. He made a great kugel. He gave us the world and all the love in it.
-In Mrs. Murano’s class third grade class at George M. Davis Elementary school in New Rochelle, I wrote my first poem, and I can recite it to this day: In the woods/where there are tall. towering trees/tiny. timid animals/rigid, rustling leaves/I stand there/just me.
And one thing I hope you do know... I have a new novel coming out in February! Look for BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin's Press everywhere books and ebooks are sold!