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Chicken Soup for the Soul-Age is Just a Number

“Suddenly, I was more than a middle-aged mom with a Mac. I wasn’t just full of wit. I was a writer. What a novel idea!” I’m so excited to be included in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book, Age is Just a Number! My story, “Erma and the Bag Lady,” is about an […]

November 21, 2020

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Is It Just Me, Or Is It Shawarma In Here?

At this time last year, before COVID and quarantines, sixty brave Orthodox armed with toilet paper and Dramamine set out for an adventure of a life-time. Together we touched the untouchable and cradled miracles in our bare hands. It was a blessing to take this spiritual journey with my travel companions, whose unique personalities made […]

November 17, 2020

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‘Tis the Season

“It occurred to me we’d never had the Santa talk. But if we had, I’d have told him that Santa was love. And you should never stop believing in love.” Christmas came early this year! I’m so excited to have my story, “You Better Believe It,” published in the ‘Tis the Season: A Holiday Anthology […]

November 17, 2020

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Taking the Lead

We won! Thanks to all your support (and votes), my flash fiction piece about disco dance lessons came in first in the Writer’s Digest Your Story Contest #103! So put on some polyester, blast some Bee Gees, and check out the winning entry in the July/August 2020 issue. And dance like nobody’s watching. https://www.writersdigest.com/your-story-competition/your-story-103-winner?fbclid=IwAR0MLq_WRqn69g2wokhulaP2t6Fdsxk4-Z_Fp7vN787chQYXDC3lyo5umrY

July 22, 2020

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VOTE STORY E!

All you disco queens and kings will be happy to know my short story, “Taking the Lead,” made it to the finals in the Writer’s Digest Your Story Contest. Out of 120 entries, my little tale about taking disco dance lessons in junior high was one of the top five chosen by the editors. Now […]

March 4, 2020

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Tongue-Tied

 For months after my divorce, every night after my children went to bed, I locked myself in the bedroom of my broken home and cried myself to sleep.  Crushed and humiliated, I missed my marriage, my happy family unit, my once perfect life. I allowed my shattered soul to mourn.  Then I went out, bought some […]

February 14, 2020

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Northern Heights

I’m so excited to share my new story with you! It won Honorable Mention in the Houston Writers Guild contest about travel, “Outside the Window-Tales of the World,” available on Amazon.  Get a copy of the anthology HERE.     I swore this would be the last time I’d go out on a limb for […]

January 13, 2019

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Fowl Play

The Thanksgiving after my grandmother passed away, my family was too chicken to tackle a turkey. Yaya barely weighed more than a Butterball herself, yet she spent days preparing feasts for us, which we would gobble up before she even had time to sit down. In our Greek family, food was love, and Yaya loved […]

November 15, 2018

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The Women of Walmart

I’m so excited to have my short story included in this amazing collection of prose and poetry centered around the theme, The End of Life in the Age of Technology.  In my story, a woman discovers she may not be able to save her marriage, but she can save her china and her sanity with a […]

September 12, 2018

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Splits Happen

*So excited to be one of the authors included in this amazing literary journal!  I even got the opportunity to share my story at the Ocotillo Review launch party in Houston.  (Everyone and my mother was there.)  Hope you enjoy my first flash fiction piece, Lickety Split, about a mother and daughter who stretch themselves to […]

February 11, 2018

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