Author and Journalist
I've been writing for a long time and most recently in the 2020s, published magazine articles about our spiritual connection with animals, a very special community in Brooklyn, and a new feature about Emily Roebling's role in building the Brooklyn Bridge, and a day in the life of a well-known New York restauranteur. You can find a listing of my works in the bibliography section.
Heroes of New York Harbor: Tales from the City's Port, published in 2016 is my love story to the great harbor. You will meet Jonathan Williams, for whom Williamsburg is named, the Moran and McAllister tug families, collectively known as the Irish Navy in the 19th century, Dynamite Johnny O'Brien and John Ambrose. In addition to Emily Roebling you will meet Lighthouse Kate Walker, a single mom who rowed her kids to school each day while maintaining the light. Malcom McLean created container shipping and Admiral Richard Bennis led the waterborne escape from the devastation of 9/11 and created a new plan to protect the harbor forever.
Two of my early books concerning women's rights have been reissued as e-books thanks to the Author's Guild. What to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships, which The New York Times called "the best single resource" and which Oprah invited me to discuss on her TV show. It was the first book written about a subject little discussed at the time, as was my book to help women deal with breast cancer. And Playing Like a Girl: Transforming Our Lives through Team Sports, was praised in the Times before women's sports team became front page news around the world.
Esther Morris had a leading role making Wyoming, the first state to let women vote and I tell her story in my novel A Woman's Work: The Storied Life of Pioneer Esther Morris, the World's First Female Justice of the Peace.
Food and Travel
History blends with my love of travel and food in much of my work for periodicals and for five years I profiled New York restaurants for Promenade until the magazine ceased publication in 2014. I've also helped chefs get some delicious recipes on the pages of two cookbooks: The Texas Hill Country Cookbook: A Taste of Provence, with Chef Scott Cohen and The New Native American Cuisine: 5-Star Recipes from Arizona's Kai Restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa.