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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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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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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 Holly Sortland

Holly Sortland’s debut novel, Uri Full of Light, is now available on Kindle and in paperback, on Amazon. It’s on my current reading list. Check back next week for my review. Q: Can you sum up Uri Full of Light in 20 words or less? Uri Full of Light is a story about a conversion, […]

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An Interview with Julie Zuckerman

Julie Zuckerman is the author of The Book of Jeremiah, released in 2019. Her short stories and non-fiction work have also appeared in several publications. Q: Can you sum up The Book of Jeremiah in 20 words or less?  Jumping backwards and forwards in time, the book explores the pivotal experiences in the life of […]

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An Interview with Sherry V. Ostroff

Sherry V. Ostroff is the author of two books, The Lucky One, is a memoir originally published in 2016, and Caledonia, a work of historical fiction was published last year. She is a winner of the Indie Diamond Book Award. Q: Can you sum up Caledonia in 20 words or less? Caledonia is the tale […]

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An Interview with Eunice Blecker

Eunice Blecker is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and is a long-time member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington. Her novel, Shavlan, was published in 2018. Q: Can you sum up Shavlan in 20 words or less? Shavlan is a historical novel about the author’s maternal grandmother during the fall of Tsarist Russia and […]

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5 New Writing Prompts

In this new world of ‘safer at home’, I’m finding keeping myself motivated to write more and more of a challenge. Apparently, my muse is also practicing social distancing! If you’re finding it difficult to get the creative juices flowing, here are five new writing prompts to help! You wake up one morning and find […]

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Ninety-nine Cent Novellas

After taking a break from writing, I’m seeing my ninety-nine cent novellas with fresh eyes. Which means reworking, lots and lots of reworking! This past weekend, I spent some time working on Signs, including writing and editing a full chapter of the story. Which led to a full reworking of the outline. I don’t work […]

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Ruth Long, Age 88

I’m enjoying revisiting Ruth Long, Age 88 after a bit of a break. The story is drafted and is in the process of being edited. As that process is coming to an end, I’m looking ahead at continuing the series. When I started mapping out this series, I was inspired by series, like Modern Love […]

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