My new novel Twinkle is out! I absolutely love this book. Ultimately, it’s a love letter to love itself in all its forms– it’s a hug, a warm embrace, a giggle, and a cry all in one. To say these characters are near and dear to me would be an understatement. They’ve been the best of friends, keeping me company and reminding me love is a bridge from darkness to light. I hope they do the same for others.
Here’s a synopsis:
Twinkle follows Tess Lee and Jack Miller after two years of marriage. Tess is a wildly successful and world-famous novelist. Her inspirational books explore our innermost struggles and the human need to believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Jack is a federal agent. After spending decades immersed in a violent world, a residue remains. As they both heal from past trauma, their epic love, fostered by their ability to truly see one another, has brought them true happiness. However, when an anonymous threat is made against Tess’s life, everything changes. Will they learn to lean on each other, or will they fall apart into the darkness? Their friends are along for the ride: Omar, Tess’s sarcastic best friend, who calls her Butterfly; the female president of the United States, who Tess visits regularly to discuss politics and bake cookies; Joe, Jack’s friend from the Bureau, who understands the sacrifices he’s made; and Bobby, Jack’s younger friend, who never fails to lend a calming presence. Twinkle is a novel about the nature of doubt, the struggle to feel worthy of love, the relationship of the small part to the greater whole, and the ways in which love – from lovers, friends, or the art we experience – can help us move from trauma to healing and redemption. Written as unfolding action, Twinkle is a poignant novel that moves fluidly between melancholy, humor, and joy. It can be read entirely for pleasure, selected for book clubs, or used as supplemental reading in a variety of courses in communication, psychology, social work, sociology, or women’s studies/gender studies.
Early readers have been enormously generous calling Twinkle “a must-read, captivating, stunning, filled with beauty, and contemporary literature at its very best.” My heart is full. Please, pick up a copy today for yourself and consider Twinkle has a gift for your loved ones—it’s message that we are all worthy of love is something I hope people pass along.
Publisher’s website for the Book: https://brill.com/view/title/59481
As for what’s next, while the pandemic has been enormously challenging in many ways, from a creative point of view, it’s been a surprisingly rich time. I’ve been writing novel after novel—all love stories, because we could all use a little more coziness and connection. Looking forward to releasing them one at a time. For now, back to my creative writing hole.
Love and light,