I was born in New York City, if that will help you any" ~Rick, to Col. Strassner. First paid byline at age seven, most recently contributing to CochaBanner magazine, the leading (only?) English-language magazine in the Andes. Author of OAK POINT (unpublished in any format), a roman à clef about Countess Mona von Bismarck, Cristobal Balenciaga, Jimi Hendrix, RFK, and other notables from the recent past.
Taffy and Candy, cousins, best-friends and rivals, are coming of age on Long Island in 1969. Taffy's boyfriend lives next-door to the Countess's 60-acre semi-abandoned estate, their playground in her absence. When they come together again under almost paranormal circumstances ten years later in NYC's publishing world, it turns out that things were not as they seemed. OAK POINT is the first novel centered on Mona Bismarck, a horse-trainer's daughter from Kentucky who was the most beautiful, best-dressed, and richest woman in the world.