SLOW REVEAL— “A poem is never finished, only abandoned,” wrote Paul Valéry, an outcome echoed in the ten year on/off extramarital affair between Katharine, a film editor and Naomi, a lesbian poet. Set in New York in the 90s, art, addiction and family dysfunction culminate in Katharine’s attempt to reconcile her marriage and face the confrontations with her two grown daughters, an artist and an aspiring writer, mired in addiction. Art is front and center in the novel. The precariousness of the artistic process is as risky, messy and unpredictable as building intimacy and trust in love. Devotion and commitment are not the guard rails that keep a work or a relationship on track but rather a form of entrapment. ...MORE
THE EXPAT work-in-progress - A meditation on platonic love during turbulent times. On Inauguration Day 2017, a Millennial photographer boards a Greyhound for Canada. When she arrives in Montreal, she meets a gay music producer in his 70s. Their dynamic, intergenerational friendship defies the conventions of ageism and empowers their activism in a charged political climate where the future of both young and old are at stake.