For a young woman of exceptional intelligence and courage, being sequestered from the dangers of WW2 on the idyllic island of Bermuda is maddening. She is determined to get into the fight—then the fight is brought to her.
Lucy Barrett is a Censorette, part of a branch of British Intelligence stationed on the island to inspect mail between North America and European nations at war. Determined to contribute in a more substantial way, Lucy uses her Cambridge education and love of Shakespeare to detect a Nazi spy ring operating out of Brooklyn. Just as she is promoted to a dangerous job overseas, her good friend is murdered. Should she embrace her new assignment, or seek justice for her friend?
I write long-form fiction and short-form memoir. You can see some of my published personal essays here under “Prose.” You may be able to find my novel Cooder Cutlas somewhere on Amazon. I have written for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Barrelhouse, Post Road, LitHub, Compass Rose, epiphany, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and other literary magazines.
A graduate of NYU Film School, I spent several years writing screenplays. I currently work as a researcher in a major international law firm, and earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute in 2018.
My current novels Censorettes and The Dog and the Wolf, involve women’s experiences in World War II. Censorettes will be published by Stonehouse Publishing in the fall of 2020.
I have lived in Astoria, New York for many years but will never be a Mets fan. I root for the St. Louis Cardinals.