The Unexpected Daughter Book Launch

The countdown is complete. The party is finished.  The Unexpected Daughter is launched. Last Saturday morning, I sat up straight  in bed at 5:30.  In eight and a half hours, I would be standing in front of a crowd of book-loving strangers at the launch of my debut novel – and I had no idea…

The Unexpected Daughter Gets a Cover

I am home from work for a month with a broken foot.  I had bunion surgery and now have a bionic foot, complete with plates and a multitude of screws in my bones. So, to turn lemons into lemonade, this respite from teaching and lesson plans has turned into the time I’ve been working toward…

Meet Tanuja Desai Hidier

As an author, I am always on the lookout for books that inspire me creatively and touch me personally.  I hit the literary jackpot when I discovered the much praised novel, Born Confused. It is a provocative  coming-of-age story about transcending cultural boundaries, penned by Indian-American author and music artist Tanuja Desai Hidier. Tanuja Desai…

The Unexpected Daughter is Complete!

Summer is here and my family and I have breathed a collective sigh of relief.  The sun is shining, school’s out, the pool calls our name every day.  But, want to know what the best part of it all is? I finished the final revision of The Unexpected Daughter! Whoo hooo!   Not only am…

Daddy’s Horses

I think I still have x ray eyes. And I can’t take them off of Dad’s ashen face, as I try to see through the stiffening mask that has settled in. Plastic tubing, taped to his mouth, pumps gushes of air into him, ballooning his chest, the pace controlled by machine. Rise, fall, whoosh  Rise,…