Hello, I am an American expat writer-musician living in Finland. I grew up in New York, holding a book in one hand while exploring the piano keyboard with the other. Mesmerized by my mother’s playing of the Romantic repertoire, I soon studied piano with her and later graduated with a B.A. in Music from Bard College. I'm also an avid choral singer and have performed in Hungary, Finland, the UK, and Israel.
During my years in Boston, I raised funds for a variety of philanthropic causes and completed the graduate management course at Radcliffe Seminars/Harvard. However, longing to return to my musical roots, in 2001 I moved to Budapest, the land of my musical idol, Franz Liszt. There, I volunteered for the Music Academy in his name and also received a CELTA certificate from International House, where I then taught English as a foreign language. My musical, romantic, and travel adventures abroad inspired me to write Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding, my literary debut.
Odyssey of Love: A Memoir of Seeking and Finding
When Linda does not receive the marriage proposal she'd been expecting on her 41st birthday, she reluctantly visits a psychic who predicts that Linda will soon be leaving her relationship and moving to Europe. There, she will meet her future husband, a "tall man with glasses," who will be revealed to her via a Russian icon. She moves to Budapest, the land of her musical idol, Franz Liszt, and begins her search with many romantic misadventures and lots of singing along the road to love.