Debut: Song for My Birth Mother is a novel about the significance of giving up a child and the aftermath of adoption. Two families experience the irrevocable loss in different ways. The birth mother lives with guilt, regret, and a yearning for her firstborn. The adopted child wonders about the origin of her opera quality voice, and in adolescence she descends into a void, trying to understand the reason she was given up and wanting to know if her birth mother ever once wanted her back.
Will Valentine is a prominent architect who spends much of his life using alcohol to quiet the nervousness he has had all his life, but this remedy becomes toxic. He begins the journey of recovery, believing in the power of his will and courage. He's determined to stay sober with these personal assets until a surge of anxiety weakens his will power and threatens his resolve. Will is at the crossroads of life when a diary comes into his hands and challenges him to confront his addiction at a deeper level.
"Voicing the character"