In 1998, I moved from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg, Russia to start a new life. I was thirty-five years old. Soon after I arrived, I met and married a young Russian. At its heart, this relationship memoir is a story about sacrifice, uncovering whether or not some risks are worth taking.
Organizing this memoir in a way that is not only honest, but serves the universal desire to makes sense of ourselves and the human experience, has been one of the most challenging tasks I've ever faced as a storyteller.
As I write this, I am finishing up the book proposal, which I will be pitching soon. I'm excited to keep you posted and share my memoir with all of you! Stay tuned!
Set in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the most beautiful and magical historic cities in the world.
In a world that is rapidly becoming more isolating, I believe it is the memoir, which provides deep human connection more than works of fiction; memoirs give the reader an opportunity to experience what real life is like outside of their hometown, in landscapes unfamiliar, and cultures unknown. This memoir will be an example of that.