This website features my writing, with special emphasis on my unpublished novel, Secrets in the Selva. I’ve written a timeless story of one woman’s choice between honoring her marriage or following her heart, but the setting is far from ordinary: The Upper Amazon Basin of Peru. While biologist Michelle Greenwald struggles with love and betrayal, you’ll be lured down jungle paths of beauty and danger, and experience the life and culture of people of the Amazon.

I am a wildlife biologist with a fascination for wild and remote places. The ecological and cultural landscapes of my novel are based on four journeys to Peru, where I spent one month in the rainforest and several weeks in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado.

Enjoy my blog posts! They provide excerpts from the novel and describe my own experiences of observing harpy eagles and living among the people of the Amazon.