My family moved from my grandmother's Harlem walk-up to the Louis H. Pink Houses, in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The Pink Houses was a housing projects for Korean war vets and their families, Famous East New Yorkers include Danny Kaye and George Gershwin. Jimmy Smits went to Thomas Jefferson High School there, so I'll claim him too. My husband teaches global warming to high school students at YCD on the campus of the old Erasmus high school where Stephanie Mills, Beverly Sills, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond and Rev. Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle attended.
My hopes, dreams and salvation have all happened in Brooklyn. I learned to be Black and proud in the '60's there. I became "born again" in the '70's there. I got my first apartment in the '80's, served my first parish in the '90's and for the last twenty-two years of our twenty-six years together, my husband and I have lived in Brooklyn. As a United Church of Christ and Presbyterian minister I still work with many churches in Brooklyn. So it will come as no surprise that my stories will always feature Brooklyn churches too (and a few in the other boroughs too).
I joined the Romance Writers of America back in 2003. In 2006 my novel, Through A Glass Darkly, won second place in the Touched By Love contest for unpublished writers sponsored by Faith, Hope, Love (Inspirational Romance Writers of America).