Writing the MASKS duology (planned trilogy) has been an amazing journey stretching over a decade. I wrote Masks of Morality while raising my child, occasionally putting my manuscript on the back burner only to hear my characters scream for attention.
The past two years were dedicated full-time to writing the sequel, Monster Behind the Masks. My novels have been alive in my head for a while. I have sipped tea with the characters, argued with them and begged them to get over their hang-ups. While skiing or hiking, I’d mull over how to tighten my prose or increase the tension for plots. It’s surprising I never skied over a cliff during an “aha” moment.
Writing is like leading a dual life, with one foot in reality—the other in the worlds of my stories. This isn’t difficult since my novels are Contemporary Realistic Fiction set where I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am connected to the progressive left-coast community which represents much of my target audience. Leveraging my high-tech career, I took advantage of the digital revolution and chose to independently publish my Silicon Valley novels.
I’m seeking representation by an agent interested in complex dark characters, edgy plots, and subplots connecting the dots between corporatism, deep surveillance, and endless war. The manuscript for my third installment will be working its way through the Berkeley Writers Circle, and I am in this for the long haul.
Below is a brief synopsis. I have written the 1st and 2nd books in the series, and am absorbed in the 3rd. I am happy to send more information upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I also hold all rights to the MASKS series.