I worked across from the World Trade Center and witnessed the atrocities of the 9/11 attack from the street in front of the twin towers.
My life was indelibly changed that day; as were so many others. And what once seemed so important to me is now inconsequential. My priorities changed. Family became paramount. As did a personal commitment to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 by telling my story of that day.
An email I sent out the morning after 9/11 unknowingly would lead me to write one of the first plays about 9/11, That Day in September (see ABOUT THAT DAY IN SEPTEMBER); which chronicled not just my eyewitness account of the events of that day but also the weeks and months that followed. That Day in September gave me the opportunity to tell my story on stage on both the west and east coasts.
After two years of devoting my life to the play I left New York City. A move that ultimately led me to adapt That Day in September as a 9/11 memoir.
Through both the play and the book my words are continuing to be read and heard around the globe; contributing my small part in assuring that we, as a country (and the world), will never forget.