My first novel, Slip, was published in April, 2010.
Andrew Pavel, by all outward appearances, lives a normal life. He has a beautiful wife, Erica, and two great kids, Nathan and Eileen. His brother and sister are his best friends and his parents drive him crazy. But behind closed doors, normal is slipping away from a depressed and anxious Andrew. Nathan’s recent diagnosis of autism leaves Andrew grasping at therapies and Erica in denial. Their differences lead them to seek a divorce. And just when Andrew could use some emotional support, his parents announce that they’re going through their own divorce.
As events unfold and relationships continue to evolve, past secrets come to light, threatening the positive level that Andrew and Erica have struggled to achieve. The tested bonds of friendship and the fragility of family prove that change, no matter how subtle or volatile, is unavoidable. Andrew must learn that when things will never be normal again, you have to find a new normal, and make peace with it, before you can find peace in yourself.
Slip (in paperback) is available for purchase from the following (please click the links):
Coming next year:
Enough to Go Around, a novel by Tanya Savko
Anna Sopko, in her eighties, must come to terms with her own mortality when she learns that her daughter is dying of cancer. Meanwhile, Anna’s son Peter, a family mediation counselor, is having a hard time keeping things on an even keel with his own family. He can’t seem to find enough time to bond with his children, and his wife, who has bipolar disorder, becomes troubled and distant. Both Anna and Peter get involved in helping Anna’s niece from Czechoslovakia, whose visa expired while on a long visit in America. Anna, who had emigrated from Czechoslovakia at the age of seventeen, ends up accompanying her niece back to the old country, where she is faced with resolving some unfinished business from her youth.
Enough to Go Around is about family dynamics. It’s about finding ways to connect no matter how fractured you feel. It’s about getting in touch with where you came from to discover who you really are. It’s about letting go of the past and focusing on what matters most – the time that we have now.