Here I am!

Here I am!

I have been writing, playing music, and singing for as long as I can remember. Black Opal books has now published seven of my novels: a four-book mystery series, The Dana Cohen Mystery Series; two other books, and most recently, About Time, a time travel romance that takes place in 2001 Boston and 1801 New York City. Check here for updates on those and other novels of mine that are in publication or will be released in the near future!

About Time  cover

About Time cover

I got my first dog, a shaggy sheepdog named Fluffy, when I was four years old, but I was scared to death of him because he jumped a lot and was about as big as I was. I started playing the cello when I was in the 4th grade, even though I had to ask, "What is a cello?" But I always dreamed of playing the harp. As I got older, my love of dogs, especially herding dogs, increased, and it's hard to remember any time I haven't had at least one dog. I was very sad to lose my Belgian Tervuren Moki, CH. Revelry’s Indian Mojo CGD, who died at a little over ten years old. He was a wonderful champion, and I miss him. I decided I couldn’t be without a dog, so I now have my beautiful Bernedoodle Oreo, who loves all creatures, human and animal, and makes me laugh all the time. And he is smart as a whip.

My two llanera harps

My two llanera harps

About two years ago, I began playing the Colombian llanera harp, and that's been an incredibly joyful experience!

I also sing in a group called The Singing Phoenix, a small a cappella group of serious singers interested in performing old music from the 16th century onward.

Oreo

Oreo