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Vanda

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in Huntington Station, The United States
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I was born and raised in Huntington Station, Long Island, but my mother would never let us call it that. She said we came from South Huntington. Saying we were from Huntington Station, according to my mother, made it sound like we came from the other side of the tracks. And, well, Mom, we did and that fact has greatly influenced my writing.

My novel, JULIANA (Vol. 1: 1941-1944) is the first in a series in which the same characters live out LGBT history in New York City through the decades.

As a playwright I have received a number honors, among them an Edward Albee Fellowship. My play, Vile Affections, published by Original Works was a finalist for a National Lambda Award. My play, Patient HM, which later became The For
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I'm just about finished with Volume 2. Soon I'll involved editors. I'm shooting to release in February if everything goes well. Thanks so much for asking.

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“I hardly know her but whenever I see her I lose my mind. I know I should run away, but I can’t.

“That’s called sexual attraction, honey,” Max said. “It’s very nice. But be careful. It can burn you bad.

Believe me I know.”
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“That’s called sexual attraction, honey,” Max said. “It’s very nice. But be careful. It can burn you bad.

Believe me I know.”
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