Town mouse, country mouse
My two sisters and I grew up in the small southern New Jersey town of Hammonton, which borders the 123,000 acre Wharton State Forest, the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey State Park system. We were surrounded by open space and farms. My maternal grandfather was a blueberry farmer, and our town is the self-proclaimed “Blueberry Capital of the World” !
The granddaughter of a farmer and the niece of a property developer, I was raised in two worlds: the vast nature of the NJ Pine Barrens and the world of business that’s forever encroaching on that environment. This is the setting of my upcoming novel, ITALIAN LOVE CAKE, to be published by Bordighera Press, April 2021.
MY WRITING STUDIO
THE STUDIO I WISH I HAD !
— a Mario Merz glass igloo, from Italy’s Arte Povera movement of the late 1960’s. Its aim was to reconnect man to nature and to argue against a growing corporate culture.