My life's dream was to be a published novelist, and when it happened, it was a thrill. In addition to Educating Aviva, my latest work, I have a four-book mystery series (hopefully soon to be five), two time-travel historical romances, and the story of a young man whose life begins after he leaves the Navy during the Vietnam War era.
Beautiful Aviva Stern never dreamed she would leave her strong Hasidic community, nor does she ever imagine meeting and falling in love with a stranger from a completely different background. Nevertheless, a frightening incident in her life makes her feel she has no choice but to escape, although she has no real place to go. But her chance meeting of handsome, kind David Delgado, a Colombian musician, enables her to make the difficult transition and to have confidence that she can be loved and succeed in a very different world from the one in which she grew up.
DANA COHEN MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1 On the Rocks
Dana has retired from the NYPD and moved back to her family home in Long Island. When a grisly murder takes place at her father's winery, she is pulled back into the world of being a detective.
Book 2 Four Shots Neat
Dana solves a mystery of residents dying mysteriously in the nursing home where her father is a resident.
Book 3 Stone Cold Sober
Solving many misunderstandings, Dana solves a double murder and is reunited with the love of her life.
Book 4 Old Fashioned with a Twist
With the aid of her investigator, Itzy Itzkowitz, Dana jumps into finding out who kidnapped her ex-husband's baby boy.
A young woman finds herself mysteriously transported back to the Boston of 1886, where she helps a younger woman, a former slave, become one of the first female doctors in the country.
PAINT IT BLACK
A young man struggles with the aftermath of the loss of his father at a very young age, tackling many of life's problems with the help of an unlikely love.
Catapulted back to the time of Alexander Hamilton, and with his encouragement, a young woman lawyer solves a murder case and becomes one of the first defense attorneys to practice in eighteenth century New York City.
In addition to my writing, I am very active in the worlds of music, theater, and dog training. I play the South American Llanera Harp under the tutelage of Edmar Castañeda, one of the foremost Colombian harpists in the world. I perform in local theater and musical groups, as a singer and actor. I am also an avid dog lover, and have trained show dogs and pet dogs for many years.
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