South Hills JCC Book Group

A big thank you to the ladies of the JCC South Hills Book Group and Elaine Cappucci for picking Defective as their book of the month and a lovely afternoon.   Like this:Like Loading… Read more →

A Evening at West Chester University

I wanted to send a special thank you to the English students at West Chester University for hosting me.  You’re a great group! Thank you for the wonderful questions and insights. Like this:Like Loading… Read more →

World Bipolar Day-We are more than our sypmtoms

www.worldbipolarday.org ‪   Today is World Bipolar Day, a day to focus on the people with the disorder.  I say focus on the people because until we realize that suffers are much more than the symptoms, we will never reduce the stigma. I have this theory that if Bipolar Disorder didn’t exist, society would miss out on so many things, especially… Read more →


The kindest thing you can do for an author is to leave an honest review or star rating of the book on Amazon or Goodreads.  Your opinion is valuable to others who are considering reading the book. Don’t forget that for a limited time the Kindle version of DEFECTIVE is on sale for $.99!  Tell a friend or a bunch of… Read more →

On Sale for 99 cents!

For a limited time, the Kindle version of Defective is on sale! Only 99 cents a download.   http://amzn.com/B00JXVRRR6 Try a copy today! (Don’t forget, you can buy a Kindle download and send it to a friend as a gift!) Hope for anyone who ever felt less than perfect. Like this:Like Loading… Read more →

How Do You Define Depression?

I’ve been thinking a lot about depression.  When I read the clinical definitions, it feels like calling a cruise ship a dinghy.   Maggie’s definition of depression.  (Page 38, Defective)   “I got really pissed off when I read the description of depression. It was so sugar-coated. The webpage defined it as “a depressed mood, loss of pleasure, low energy… Read more →

Book Signing Tonight!

Don’t forget!     Book signing tonight. 2/2/15 @ 7:30   Rickert & Beagle Books 3233 West Liberty Ave in Dormont (15216) I’m looking forward to seeing you tonight! Like this:Like Loading… Read more →

Video trailer for DEFECTIVE

  Check out the new book trailer for DEFECTIVE on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP2lkO2LCME&feature=youtu.be Thank you Claire Dobransky & Sam Oshlag! Like this:Like Loading… Read more →

Goodreads Giveaway

There are less than twelve hours left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of DEFECTIVE.  It would make a great Hanukkah or Christmas gift.  Just click on the link.   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21998704-defective Like this:Like Loading… Read more →


Ironically, I don’t like books about mental illness.  They’re depressing.  You’re probably scratching your head right now thinking; she’s really nuts. Yeah, I am, but that’s not the point of this post. This weekend, I attended the Western Pennsylvania SCBWI conference. The first question you get at a writer’s conference is “what do you write?”  I’ve got the explanation of… Read more →

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