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August Short Story Contest

Your Assignment It’s time for the August Short Story Contest! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of September. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ […]

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August Short Story Feature: The Cathedral Bell

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for the July Short Story Feature Contest. The featured entry is: The Cathedral Bell By: Violetta Toth About herself, Violetta says, “I consider myself a book enthusiast and budding author. i have written many short stories and other works throughout my life and career, but I have been […]

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July Book Review Wrap Up

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly […]

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An Interview with Rayna Sue Harris

Rayna Sue Harris has had stories published in Jewish Heritage, Coastlines, and Tales Below the Frost Line. Today, Ms Harris is sharing more details about her debut novel, Bronx Heart, Jeruslam Soul. Q: Can you sum up Bronx Heart, Jerusalem Soul in 20 words or less? Tyra Miller, burdened by the demands of her family, […]

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An Interview with Michelle Cameron

Michelle Cameron’s novel Beyond the Ghetto Gates received silver in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, in the category of historical fiction. Q: Can you sum up Beyond the Ghetto Gates in 20 words or less? The clash of Jewish-Catholic cultures when Napoleon emancipated the Jews from their repressive Italian ghettos, embodied in two embattled women. […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment Hurry, the contest deadline closes tonight! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of August. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated or […]

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Book Review: Uri Full of Light

By: Holly Sortland Uri Geller is a high school junior, trying to adapt to life in South Dakota when his father chose to take a job in the local hospital, transferring his family from their Modern Orthodox community in Pennsylvania. It’s a challenging transition for him but all of that changed when he met Hannah […]

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An Interview with Sharon Hart-Green

Sharon Hart-Green’s debut novel, Come Back for Me, was released in 2017. She is also the author of Not a Simple Story and Bridging the Divide. Q: Can you sum up Come Back For Me in 20 words or less? A gripping story of trauma, loss, and the redemptive power of love set in the […]

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An Interview with Lev Raphael

In honor of the 30th anniversary of his book, Dancing on Tisha B’av, I had the opportunity to interview Lev Raphael. Originally published in 1978, his book still resonates with today’s audience. Q: Can you sum up Dancing on Tisha B’Av in 20 words or less? The stories deal with the legacy of the Holocaust, […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment It’s time for the July Short Story Contest! Use the image below as your writing prompt to craft a short story. If selected, your story will be featured in future posts, during the month of August. Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ […]

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