Una Warde was born in Ireland and moved with her family to New York at the age of ten. She received her schooling from the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Mercy and joined the Carmelite Sisters after high school. Una received her Master's Degree from New York University. She chose the field of Mental Health and became a Vice President of Patient Care Services at a private Long Island Hospital for the main part of her career. This is her first fiction novel, drawing from her life experiences as an immigrant, novice, gay woman and a convert to Judaism. She lives with her spouse, her two Chinese Crested dogs and Bradford, her cat and writing companion.
Fitted Pieces is the unforgettable story of Maeve's transformations in thinking and self-discovery. The reader will experience the process of cultural assimilation through the eyes of a child, the calling to religious life and the struggle to leave, embracing a gay lifestyle in New York City in the 70s and converting to Reform Judaism in later years. Colorful characters invite an understanding of the power and influence of family, the search for authenticity and love and the maturation of religious thinking. Intimate historical vignettes illustrate behind the scenes glimpses into hidden worlds. Published by Amazon KDP, 2018.