I gained perspective on the twentieth century through the eyes of my clients, elders who experienced it by living through the Great Depression and the war years. As a Personal Historian, I listened to their stories and wrote their memoirs. Their recollections of a not so distant past stirred my imagination, which led to my first work of fiction, Beyond the Silk Mills.
It’s the story of an immigrant family in conflict and the tragedy resulting from the mother’s single-minded pursuit of wealth and position.
After writing for others, I’m thoroughly enjoying the thrill of creating my own fictitious world.