Following graduation from college, I worked in three different mayoral administrations for City of New York. My jobs primarily focused on equal rights and women’s issues. In 1979, I was instrumental in starting the nation’s first Sexual Harassment Prevention and Complaint Program. In the early 80s, I produced a radio show on women’s issues. When I left the City of New York, I counseled abused women and taught political science and history.
In 2011, I published the novel FAR AWAY HOME about a young woman who left New York City in 1868 to start a new life in Utah. Up to that time, most of my writing focused on professional journals and texts. When I ventured into fiction, I wrote short stories. One received honorable mention in a NOW short story contest and was published in Creative Woman.
The novel began as a chapter for a history book. I conducted my research in the American west for three years; I even drove a covered wagon (check out the Youtube video on the FAR AWAY HOME page). When the history book project dissolved, I used my research to create an historical novel. As a self-published, unknown author, I never imagined anyone would read FAR AWAY HOME, but tens of thousands of readers did. Tantor Media noticed its success, and released the audiobook version in August 2015.
To my great surprise, many readers requested the next chapter of Aislynn's story. The sequel, EMBRACE THE WIND, debuted in March 2017. Both books are available at http://amzn.to/2lPmh4c