I am a teacher, writer, and artist, who has published three articles in The New York Times focusing on education and autism, as well as other articles on learning disabilities and autism. Education Life NY TIMES, Nov. 3 1991, The Words They Can't Say, A Year in the Trenches, April 8, 2001, Beautiful Music, Nov. 7 2004 about an autistic musician who works at Alvin Ailey Dance Center.
My paintings have been exhibited at the Dactyl Foundation, Washington Project of the Arts, and the United States Embassy to the European Union, and are part of the Estee Lauder collection. I have also been published in Flying Island Press-Pieces of Eight, The Fringe Magazine, and Static Movement Magazine. A story I created for the blind, entitled “A Rose by Any Other Name,” was recorded by Voice Needs in League. I hold a master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City; a Bachelor of Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
My humorous futuristic novel Chocolate Chocolate Moons will be published in 2012.
If you struggle with your weight, and was offered an opportunity to become light, fit, and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? In a not-too-distant future, plucky plus-sized Molly Marbles is handed this heaven sent opportunity without so much as adjusting a morsel. Will she live slimly ever after? Find out in Chocolate Chocolate Moons, the riotously funny, that is a veritable smorgasbord of good, tasty fun.
The antics begin when our heroine, Molly Marbles, wins a scholarship to Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set. She is more than delighted to discover that 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6, without so much as passing up a piece of pie. But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her and jumps at a job at Congress Drugs, a company that makes low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes. And, when her favorite chocolate treat, Chocolate Moons are poisoned, Molly finds she has bitten off more than she can chew. Along the way, Molly marries the musician Cortland Summers, has twins that are lean and talented, and befriends the trusty Jersey at the Culinary Institute.
As others fall prey to the poisonous Chocolate Moons, the plot thickens and the hijinks ensue to a hilarious end. With a good-natured poke at ups and downs of dieting, Chocolate Chocolate Moons is certain to tempt calorie-counting readers of all ages and sizes who need a good laugh in a thoroughly yo-yo world. Wildly inventive and wonderfully wholesome, Chocolate Chocolate Moons dishes out a page-turning plot as layered as a devil’s food cake.