Hi everyone! I’m Tiffany, the Thursday deb, although in real life I’m nothing like a debutante. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and three, young children, am prone to wearing Birkenstocks and cowboy boots, can’t curtsy, and believe that Lay’s plain potato chips and champagne is the perfect food pairing.
Before becoming a novelist, and before getting married and having kids, I taught literature and writing at UC-Irvine and the Cooper Union. I have an MFA and a PhD in Victorian Literature, and my favorite book since the age of nine has been Jane Eyre, a character who wasn’t debutante material, either.
I’m so thrilled to be participating in this group over the next year. In fact, the coming months will be filled with “firsts” for me. Yesterday my oldest daughter started Kindergarten (I cried; she didn’t). It will be the first time all three of my children are in school for at least part of the day, my first Christmas in a house we bought last year (and still have yet to fully unpack), my first time blogging, and, of course, the first time I’ve ever had a novel published!
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County is the story of Truly, a woman born with the condition of gigantism in a small, upstate New York town. The perennial outsider of the town, her destiny starts to change when her beautiful sister leaves her son in Truly’s care, forcing her to move in with her brother-in-law and become the mistress of a house she did not choose. When Truly begins uncovering the secrets of a family quilt, however, she must also begin to reckon with her own enormity, discovering along the way that mercy has a price and that love doesn’t always come ordered to size.
I hope you will enjoy reading Little Giant as much as I enjoyed writing it. And I hope you enjoy the upcoming year with this new class of Debs. We’re all different, but I know that whatever the topic we’ll have plenty to say and lots of laughs along the way! So log on and enjoy!