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Someone Else's Nanny
This is a post in response to the horrible tragedy in New York City, where two young children were found slain by their nanny. About the plight of mothers who must find and trust virtual strangers…"
I am a psychotherapist on hiatus from my practice in order to write and care for my two school-aged children. I live in NJ with my wonderful husband (and kids!).
I graduated from Princeton University, got my Masters from Hunter College School of Social Work, and my post-masters certification in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute. Before becoming a therapist, I was a ballet dancer with the Pennsylvania and Pacific Northwest Ballet Companies. In terms of inspiring fiction, ballet and psychotherapy are two of the richest fields I can think of!
All my life, I've been writing - attempts at novels, mostly - though I never took myself seriously as a writer until recently, when I published a talk I did at a Synagogue on Multiracial Jewish Identity.
I am biracial: Black and White (African American and Ashkenazi Jewish), the only child of my parents' very happy interracial marriage. (It seems to me that most published interracial stories involve broken marriages.) Growing up in a progressive, yet strangely traditional home, race was not a central feature of our family dialogue; we were too busy enjoying each other (until cancer took my father, which is another story).
As a biracial Jew - a ballerina turned shrink - dual identity is part of my life and central to my writing.
I have written one novel, in search of an agent, and am working on a second one. I have published articles in Social Work in Healthcare and Interfaith Families Online. Below, please see a link to an excerpt from my novel, as well as one from a memoir about leaving the ballet world.
I have done several talks on Multiracial Jewish Identity and have also given a talk at schools on addressing race with young children, called "Speaking of Color."
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Thanks for leaving me a note a while back. Good luck with your book! I actually wanted to share with you that I had a consultation with Erin Hosier of She Writes about agents, and she was incredibly helpful, smart, and on top of publishing. In case you're interested. Great good luck, Suzanne Clores
Lisa, I just opened the door to the novelist group for you - welcome! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
Thank you Lisa for your congrats. It has been very exciting and I am trying to do all the right things to keep the momentum from Oprah going. Glad to hear you are coming up for a breath of air. Look forward to hearing how things are coming.
I wanted to connect with you and ask for your feedback. I recently did my first on-camera interview for the children's book on child sexual abuse prevention that I wrote, My Body Belongs to Me. Please let me know what you think when you have some time.
Hi Lisa. It's so nice to connect with you here. (Miss our poolside chats). Let's be in touch. Sounds like very rich material you're working on. And thanks for the nice comments about my blog. Best, Dionne
Hi Lisa: I can only imagine the stories you must have from your work! I am happy to see you here and thank you for your sharing Enjoy this site, it takes a while but then the whole thing just explodes and you find your way.