“Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue”


a writer

Hope and faith are my most treasured possessions. Once unwrapped, I feel compelled to give them away…

Honorable Mention in the Memoirs / Personal Essay category of the 92nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition 2023

– My Russian Roots is an anti-war piece written to promote the concept of tolerance. Published in The Jerusalem Post, March 2022

– The Reply, a prose poem published in Cathexis Northwest Press. Pages 64-65, March-April issue

The Mission, a memoir-style essay touching on motherhood, skateboarding, and Tony Hawk – because when you can fly anything is possible! Published in the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul book “Just Say Yes”, July 2024. Distributed by Simon & Schuster

The Unyielding Pursuit of Freedom will be published in The Argyle Literary Magazine, May 2024

Other works include The Dancer, When Colors Glistened, Ancestral Memories: Three Generations of War–the award-winning essay that I am developing into a significantly longer work, and The Wonder of all Wonders: Childhood Longings Recalled Through a Dress – a short story envisioned as a film.

Information about my forthcoming book Inspired By Beauty: A Journey Through Time—an enchanting photo/text book exploring art and aesthetics from 18th-century France to the contemporary era—can be found on The Book page of this site. Inspired By Beauty will include the participation of dress and art historians and will be several years in the making. Those interested can follow its progress on the Book page.

Updates as well as snippets and stories will be periodically posted to my newly created Substack. It would be lovely to meet you there!


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