Calico Lane: Coming Out and Going Home
a memoir about family and breaking norms
History, humor, and heartbreak are threads
in this coming-of-age story. The influence of a close-knit
formidable Russian family's traditions and
religious beliefs are two of the hurdles faced as the protagonist matures through the societal norms
of the mid-1950s to the end of the `90s.
The third hurdle, however, is most difficult:
She must pretend in order to keep her secret.
An internal moral compass challenges whether or not
she should follow her heart.
Leaving Calico Lane was easy—the first time.
Check here for updates on my journey of
writing a story,
having it published,
getting the book
into your hands!
Humbled and happy to announce that an excerpt from Calico Lane was a semifinalist in the 2021 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Competition's nonfiction/memoir category.