Stella Fosse

I’ve wanted to write all my life, and made a good living writing FDA submissions about new diagnostics for various biotech companies. Three years ago I published my first book, “The Year of the Mite,” under the pen name Jane Ishka. It‘s a scientific memoir about getting rid of a parasitic mite infestation. Published by a small house staffed by CalTech nerdsin their spare time, it still appeals to a few unfortunates with biting mites. But this new book, “Aphrodite’s Pen,” is on a whole different scale: book tour, social media platform, and will be distributed by Random House. It is set to launch in September, two days before my 66th birthday, with the pen name Stella Fosse (my son says, “Mom, when are you going to publish as you?”).