I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in the first grade and wrote my first book “How the Pig Got It’s Curly Tail”. It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I published my first book of poetry in September 2011 and I have now started to write my first novel. It is a fiction book but those that know me will quickly realize that there are some characters and places loosely based on my life. For example, I grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but later on moved to Queens. The story, although it may appear autobiographical is really a creation from my imagination. The characters are a combination of a number of different people, that I have come across throughout my life and should not be perceived as actual people in my life. Some characters and events have been exaggerated, they are truly one of a kind.
The novel is still untitled, but the premise of the story focuses on unconditional love. The unconditional love between two sisters. The story will take you through their childhood years growing up in the 80′s in drug ridden Williamsburg, Brooklyn to their adolescent years when their parents moved to Queens in hopes for providing a better environment for them to grow up in, and into their early adult years where they struggle with love, boyfriends, and friendships.
Throughout their lives Natalie and Danielle were always the envy of the neighborhood. Their parents were still together (which was virtually unheard of at that time), their dad always had a brand new car, and they were given the best of everything. Whether it was toys, clothes, or jewelry, these girls always got what they wanted. Their parents were able to shower them with luxuries that the families of their friends couldn’t. On the outside looking in, Natalie and Danielle appear to have it all. But as with most things in life, appearances can be deceiving. These two sisters experience highs and lows and soon discover that their “so-called” perfect life really isn’t so perfect.
Their partying mother abandons them to live the “single life” she missed out on. Their dad is forced into the role of being both mom and dad and quickly realizes that this is no easy feat especially when raising 2 teenage girls. His protective and overbearing ways results in Natalie rebeling. Despite all of the challenges and adversity that the sisters face, one thing remains constant, they are always there for each other. They help each other through the most difficult times in their lives and in the end both become stronger because of it.
The bond between these two sisters is a testament to the love and admiration they have for each other. Anyone that has siblings knows that as long as you have your brother or sister you have a best friend for life.
There are pages under the “My Writings” tab which include the first 2 chapters. Feel free to leave comments, criticisms, or suggestions and make sure to sign up for email notifications via the sign up link on the right so that you can receive alerts for posting of future chapters. Enjoy!