I make my living as a marketer, but in my heart I’m a writer. I quit doing any creative writing for nearly 20 years, after I finished my MBA. The only composition I did was PowerPoint presentations and memos.
Then my longtime companion died suddenly. I kept working, kept breathing, went through the daily drudgery. But I started looking back to old pleasures and talents from the days before I knew him. I took a writing class at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. I took several classes. I experimented with fiction and children’s books. Finally I realized all my short stories were memoir in disguise, so I found my writing home.
I’d like to thank David Surface for helping me come back to writing and Susan Hodara for helping me find my voice. Special shout-out to my dear friends and family, who are always encouraging, and my classmates at HVWC, who invariably are generous, helpful and accurate!