Novelist. Poet.

Since 1968

About Me

Some say art imitates life much more than life imitates art. Although often true, as a Caribbean-American woman born and raised in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn before the new millennium, I couldn’t find any contemporary art reflecting my world. Aside from the occasional comedy skit, there were no television shows featuring stories about the lifestyle of West Indian immigrants -- no books about young, urban, east coast women pursuing happiness, and no movies with plot lines about the ravages of sickle cell anemia (a condition that has devastated my family and countless people of African descent.) Given the absence of stories about my reality, I started writing to reflect my world. 

My first novel, Chocolate Soufflé, chronicles the triumphs, aspirations and struggles of young, middle class African-American and Caribbean-American men and women dealing with the challenges of life and love in New York City in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

I’m currently working on a young adult novel for 2017. It’s a powerful story that needs to be told. I hope you’ll join me on my journey to share my stories and participate in my evolution. I promise to update you on my progress and I hope you will give me your feedback along the way.