After years of writing, editing, and submitted to numerous agents and editors, The Flawed Dance has been accepted by Black Opal Books a publisher approved by both Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers. It proves the adage, Never Give Up.
I never gave up. The story of Flawed Dance is close to my heart. It tells the story of a young woman, Erin, who runs from her much older lover. For the past few years she has been his companion and lover while he has been on the run from the Mob. Arriving in Philadelphia with ten dollars, knowing no one, even her new roommate, the brother of the man who drove her, she must learn to survive while constantly looking over her shoulder.
The Flawed Dance takes place during the late sixties amidst racial unrest, Vietnam, and rebellion. Grateful for the help from her new roommate, an older black man who takes her in sight unseen, she works several jobs to get her independence. The most lucrative is go-go dancing. Saving another dancer from being almost killed, she has a run in an ex-mob enforcer turned club owner. The encounter leads to a confrontation with the past she tried so hard to flee from.
Taken from a page in my own past, The Flawed Dance has been and still is a work of love and self-discovery, but for the readers it is foremost a suspense thriller with plenty of action, conflict and sex to keep the pages turning.