Paperback Edition of Sonata on Its Way!
The paperback version of Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano is slated for August 2018 publication. It will retain the gorgeous cover/book design but be ever so much more travel-friendly. Pre-order it from Amazon now!
Q: Are you working on something new?
I am! I am happily at work on a novel. I was delighted to learn that an excerpt of it was chosen as a finalist for the Tucson Festival of Books Masters Workshops, which meant that I was able to get the work-in-progress workshopped by an author I admire, Ron Hansen. Stay tuned for more!
Q: Do you Still Play Piano?
I am frequently asked if I still play the piano. This is a tough question, as my arthritis is active and unpredictable. In addition to the effects of 30 years of RA (none of my knuckles bend, my right fingers 4 and 5 lack nerve sensation, and my left fingers 3, 4, and 5 do not extend at all), my hands have been through a lot surgically (multiple tendon reconstructions, wrist fusion). Nevertheless, I can do more than nothing. Here are some samples of what my playing looks and sounds like.