Only Child (novel) NY, NY
Only Child is a clever, fun-to-read novel set in a near future where stay-at-home parenthood is a paid, full-time career with vacations and training…
…blissful until you realize you have a boss
I hold an MFA from Columbia University. In the 25 years I’ve lived as a writer, I have won awards in literary short fiction, poetry, horror, flash, science fiction and short and longform nonfiction, but I have never published a novel. My fiction is included in many anthologies, one even won a Shirley Jackson Award. I am connected to books: blurbing, editing, buying, reading, yet it takes enormous strength to hope to see success in writing them! Will I ever publish a novel? I have written EIGHT. It causes self-doubt—yet readers always have glowing responses to my writing—so I continuously commit to trying again until I succeed. A large part of courage is to maintain hope despite rejection!