Born the youngest of seven children to mathematician parents, Canis and Ursa, Ms. Major eventually found her place as a star within a constellation of accomplished intellectuals.
Seven's first demonstration of creative writing was not well-received and disappointingly so. In fact, her parents were horrified as they read her discerning prose neatly written in permanent ink on the living room wall. Seven's continued attempts to impress her parents were greeted with similar negative responses until she scaled down her style and began to use paper instead.
At the age of 12, Seven was named editor of the school paper. Her work was in print and the young writer was beside herself. This was to be the modest beginning of a life-long career.
Seven still gets that same high today from writing... just with much better pay.
Press and Media Mentions
- Publishers Weekly "This edgy first novel about a former mafia princess atoning for a lifetime of lies deftly blends elements of pop culture and gangster caricature. When Cici Russo is five years old, she’s snatched from her mother by her father, Sal Russo, a gun runner. She and her brothers grow up in a wealthy home ruled by Sal’s iron fist; he displays kindness, too, but less often. As a rebellious teen, Cici ends up on the receiving end of Sal’s bad temper when she’s drugged, kidnapped, and sent to a farm for wayward girls run by fetishy Vladimir, a Russian mobster and family friend. In her early 20s, Cici is ordered by Sal to “earn your keep” by taking someone out. It’s a botched hit, and Cici goes into hiding, having her face surgically altered and emerging as Brooke, a confidant’s recently deceased sister. The dupe lasts into Cici/Brooke’s middle age; this story is her confession to Brooke’s family and to her friends and family for decades of deception...colorful and inventive..."