I've been reading books by flashlight, beneath the covers, my whole life. This is my first attempt at a novel, and it has been a richly rewarding experience creating a world for the characters of "No Rest for the Wicked".
By day I am a high-school teacher of German, in Storrs, Connecticut. This career is likewise fulfilling for me. I have a Bachelor of Arts in German and Russian Area Studies, a Masters of Business in International Studies and am currently working on my Sixth Year degree for Educational Leadership.
I have spent several years studying in Germany, as well as Russia, and spent a year teaching English in Japan as well. My travels, and my teaching have greatly influenced my writing.
I began this novel the evening of Easter 2009, during a simple post-feast conversation with my husband. We began tossing around ideas on that lazy Sunday eve, and a question materialized in my head. What if the women tried for witchcraft at Salem had been framed by their accusers, themselves evil witches? The plot began to develop from there, taking many unexpected twists and turns, unplanned by me. My writing prompted me to do some research on the wiccan faith and herbology. I took a class at a local community college, and was fascinated by the nature-bound faith I discovered there.
Writing this novel has been a fabulous journey for me, and I hope that readers will also enjoy the ride.