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Some favorite quotes:

"I can't stand snobbery or snobbish attitudes of any kind." -- Metropolitan

"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." -- Scaramouche

"Many times he had tried unsuccessfully to let go his hold on her. They had had many fine times together, fine talks between the loves of the white nights, but always when he turned away from her into himself, he left her holding Nothing in her hands and staring at it, calling it many names, but knowing it was only the hope that he would come back soon." -- Tender is the Night

About Me

I grew up in a hyphenated town, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey; attended Davidson College and New York University, and earned an M.A. in creative writing at New York University, studying under Peter Carey and E.L. Doctorow. In addition to my ongoing writing, I have worked as a publicist for Crown Publishers, assistant manager at the New York indie Madison Avenue Bookshop and in marketing and advertising for direct response consumer products. After several years at Guthy-Renker LLC, I now run my own consultancy, specializing in consumer and strategic marketing research, brand development, positioning and direct response scripting.

Selected Works


A search and rescue vet who can save others but not himself. A disillusioned wife who believes she can find herself through an affair. A lawyer who thinks he can save his marriage by making partner. You know, life…

"An eloquent and finely wrought love story that is both tragic and redemptive."

-- Associated Press