About Roberta Hershenson
BEFORE WRITING MYSTERY NOVELS…
Roberta wrote educational films, symphony orchestra newsletters, and medical articles for a children’s hospital. She ghostwrote a memoir and guided memoir workshops.
After many years as an arts reporter and photographer for the New York Times, she became a certified teacher of English as a Second Language, tutoring adults in reading and writing.
Passionate about music, she has photographed musicians, focused on music as an arts journalist, and found her musical home in choruses, singing with the Oratorio Society of New York and The Cecilia Chorus of New York in China, Russia, and at Carnegie Hall.
A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Silurians Press Club, she lives in New York City.
WHY FICTION? ROBERTA SAYS…
As I interviewed people for my newspaper articles, I would note their body language, mannerisms, and moods. But such nuances were better suited to fiction, which invites the impressions that distract from the clarity of information at the core of good journalism.
Wanting a broader range of expression, I began to write mysteries. About a woman addicted to a Wagnerian aria. A composer pursuing the mystery of her scar. And now Angels’ Blood.
Journalism, however, continues to inform everything I write.
Readers can be sure the historical character in Angels’ Blood is based on facts. The story took off from there.
The plot shifted this way and that, becoming the book I have just completed. Contact me if you would like to know more about Angels’ Blood and when it will be available.
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