If you are interested in participating in my writing journey, I am seeking Beta Readers between mid-November & early February, please contact me through this link. 

        Approximately six-hour reading time.

Calico Lane:

a Memoir of Heritage, (Keeping) Faith, and (Breaking) Norms

 History, humor, and heartbreak are all threads

in this coming of age story while under the influence of my close-knit

Russian-Czechoslovakian family’s morals, traditions, and religious beliefs.

I navigate to understand the differences between me and other girls

through my early crushes, and the tragic death of my first love–

the memory of which impacts my future decisions.

Choices whether or not to follow my heart were both affected and deterred

by conservative parents, a formidable extended family, and the societal norms of the sixties through the nineties.

Leaving Jermyn's Calico Lane was easy. The first time.