In April, 2011, I took my very first step toward a writing career when I sat down to write a romantic women’s fiction novel entitled “Unexpected Song.”  That story will likely remain under my bed forever, but the exercise ignited a spark that led to four additional completed manuscripts, and another in progress as I write this post.

Had I known, when I started, how difficult, competitive, frightening, and exhausting pursuing publication would be, I might not have tried.  “Ignorance is bliss” perfectly describes my first year of writing, and I couldn’t be happier.  Why?  Because had I been afraid to try, I’d have missed out on the ups and downs of entering writing contests, pursuing agents, submitting to publishers, and very soon, launching my debut novel, IN THE CARDSScreen Shot 2014-11-24 at 4.38.10 PM

I’m so grateful to all of my family, friends, the many wonderful writers, my agent, and my editor, all of whom have supported me with their encouragement, enthusiasm, and honest feedback.  I hope readers will enjoy this love story, which is rooted in themes of fate, self-discovery, and overcoming fear.

I’m donating a portion of the proceeds from the first two weeks’ sales to New Canaan CARES, so spread the word.  Also, if you’re in the area, I’m hosting a launch party (with a gift basket raffle) on Tuesday, December 9th, at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, 21 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT, from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Stop by and celebrate with me!