I call myself fOIS In The City : I am a writer of women’s fiction and mysteries in several sub genres. My stories are about NYC women on the edge of discovery, danger and fun.
Like so many others, my early stories center around the family; that unit of people in their varied combinations who mold and shape our thinking.
I might also take you on unscheduled tours of the “burbs” surrounding the five boroughs, or for a short trip up the Hudson River to the place where my parents found their dream … each other.
Where it started: Born and raised in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, I spent many happy childhood years in various other Brooklyn neighborhoods.
My last residence in New York was over the Manhattan Bridge to the most diverse, scenic neighborhoods in the five boroughs; Washington Heights and Inwood.
In that crazy place called The Heights, I made my home working in the neighborhood and spent eighteen years in community development and children’s not-for-profit. Along with being an executive secretary before, during and after college, being a director of a grass-roots agency was the best training for what I am doing now.
Where I am now: A few years ago, I moved twelve hundred miles south of my beloved Brooklyn, far from the madding crowd of Manhattan and retired.
Technically the title of my blog should be: fOIS In The City “dash” At Large.
Is it proper to call myself a NYC gal? You bet your last chapter it is. Am I totally truthful when I use my home as NYC on Facebook. Yep, right again.
“Where in the world is Carmen Santiago?” She’s probably traversing the globe to destinations yet known. Florence on the other hand is in the wilds of South Florida.
While my first love is writing, I have spent many a care free day puttering in the kitchen and crafting in any space where I can make a happy mess. The pleasure of moving my hands gives my mind peace.
Join me on my journey to the best parts of me, here or anywhere.
fOIS In The City
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org