I'm a wife, mother and grandmother, and great-grandmother first and foremost. Observant Jewish by faith. Free spirit by nature. I have wanted to be an author since I was very small, and being the determined character that I am, I now am one. It hasn't been an easy road. Although I had articles and small pieces published whilst I was still in primary school, I struggled with the publishing world of books. My first ever novel, Working it Out, (#1 in the Rifki Nesher/Goldberg trilogy) was published in 1990 and several others followed on, Disappeared, the thrilling sequel to School of Secrets and Lockdown, is out in hardback, on Amazon Kindle and also an audio book, downloadable from www.mostlymusic.com. I am now writing Out for Blood as a serial for AMI as Target is finished and has been accepted as a book. Foundling, the serial before Target, will be out as a hardback in June 2018. Watch this space for updates. I also write song lyrics when asked, usually by my very talented daughter Avigayil Hool, when she produces a musical show. I've also recently written two songs that were performed by Marian Fine (nee Hermes), in a global tour. I was very proud to see her perform them when recently in London for a visit. As I have never charged my own daughter for writing songs for her, even when literally writing an entire musical, Marion Fine's songs were the first time I'd actually been paid for writing lyrics. :)
Besides my writing, my biggest new life change is that we "made aliya" (emigrated to Israel) in July 2015. We live just outside Jerusalem in a beautiful mountainous suburb called Mevasseret Tzion. I continue my writing as usual, and have re-established myself here as a lactation consultant, and prenatal teacher. The latter is moving more slowly than the former. I am quite busy with lactation consultations now. I also have started a charitable lending service (called a "gemach") for the amazing Valley Cushion for post-birth painful stitches and hemorrhoids.