Curtain Rising

Curtain Rising complete at 105,000 words, is women’s fiction, weaving together a father’s cover up and a daughter’s pursuit of her past.

When Missy stumbles upon evidence of her adoption, she implores her father to disclose the truth. Jack, a top Manhattan criminal attorney to the city’s seedy underbelly, has kept the adoption secret for 25 years, and for good reason—people’s lives will be at stake if the facts are revealed. Missy’s family and friends beg her to let the quest go and simply find happiness with her prearranged silver-spoon life, including a desirable Manhattan address and an executive job.

Missy insists on connecting the pieces of her past to understand why she never fit into her father’s carefully curated lifestyle of perfection. The only one willing to listen is her neighbor Cole, a gorgeous and talented Broadway star. A chance meeting on their opposing fire escapes quickly turns into something more authentic and intense than Missy’s ever known. Together, they uncover the real connection between her birth mother and her adopted father. But discovering the truth might not set Missy free.

In fact, this might be her final act.