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.

Calico Lane 


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.

February 2021