Here's a bit about me and my first book, To Be Continued. My new story won't be available until mid-January so i decided to start at the beginning.
When dinosaurs roamed the earth, I had many children as the wife of a pilot during the Korean War. That’s what women did. We even starched and ironed our soldiers uniforms until my guy begged me to use the cleaners. I didn’t spread my wings until my youngest child, a daughter, turned sixteen. We lived in New York at the time, service days were over. At night I got involved in Community theater and loved the drama and humor long forgotten. A friend suggested I go to NYC and test the waters with my talent.
That’s when the sweet time began.
Years of daytime drama, stage, movies, and commercials filled my weeks. I even did voice over’s for Betty White a few times. And then my fine voice left me when a disorder called spasmodic dysphonia attacked my larynx. Bye, bye to the sweet time. What to do next?
A story came to me one night. Creative juices were ready to work. Although I didn’t know how to write, I wrote—a whole book titled To Be Continued. I sent out query letters, received some rejections but actors are used to that and then came a positive call. Vanilla heart Publishing liked my story and wanted more. I’ve been with them ever since.
Beth Malone wakes up in the morning after a night of passion with her husband of forty years to find a note. “Dear Lizzie, it’s not you, it’s me.”
Abandoned by her husband, disappointed in daughter Susie’s casual attitude—‘Dad’s having a mid-life crisis,’ Beth decides to re-establish herself as the winner she once was.
When Frank Malone returns, he’s in for a big surprise!
A producer optioned To Be Continued for a television movie. I hope it comes to fruition. Meanwhile I wrote—twenty four books this far.
Thanks, Melissa. We meet again to share our work with the reading community.
I’ve always been a sponge soaking up knowledge so when I watched Mike Nichols work in Working Girl and when he selected me to sing Happy Birthday to Melanie Griffith, I knew I had become a real actor. Dancing with Harrison Ford on break, singing with Carrie Fisher in When Harry met Sally and lunch with Anthony call me Tony Hopkins was great fun. I had the privilege of being the leg model for Geraldine Ferarro in a commercial. You may not remember her but she was the first woman up for vice president. This gave me the in for all the unions until I lost my voice.