I have recently published my memoir, The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother (She Writes Press, 2021). I have lived in the metropolitan area of New York City for most of my life; my roots are here, sturdily planted. My grandmother was a writer and she passed me the torch. I became a psychologist in my late 30s and have managed to juggle these two amazingly interesting and creative career paths. I am a therapist, writing coach, workshop and retreat leader and have written dozens of articles and two previous books: A Starving Madness: Tales of Hunger, Hopeand Healing in Psychotherapy (Gurze Books, 2002), Befriending Your Ex After Divorce: Making Life Better for You, Your Kids, and Yes, Your Ex (New Harbinger Publications, 2012).