Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm in the D&C (Democrat & Chronicle)

Wow! I didn't think they'd actually run it - or I might have spent more time editing. Still, here it is: the story behind the story, the chain of events that led me (a so-called scientist) to write my novel.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cleveland Jewish News mentions Paternity!

Finally, my book got a mention in the Cleveland Jewish news! Here's the link. (Scroll down - it's the last one listed.)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Trailer for Paternity! plus a schedule update

Exciting news...
PageOne Lit has created a trailer for my book! Please check it out.

Also, there's been a cancellation in my speaking schedule. Here's the new line-up:

Wed., October 20: Holocaust Museum, Nassau County, NY - canceled (sorry!)
Sun., October 24: Rochester NY, JCC at 2pm
Tues., November 2: Springfield MA, JCC at 7pm
Sun., November 21: Cleveland OH, Mandel JCC at 3pm

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Speaking Engagements

I'm thrilled to have been invited to speak at four Jewish Book Festivals this fall! Here's the line-up:

Rochester, NY: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 2pm
(This is where I've lived for more than 30 years now - so I hope to get a good following. If you live in Rochester, please come!)

Springfield, MA: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7pm

New York, NY: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cleveland, OH: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 2pm
(Cleveland is my home town. Just attended my 35 year high school reunion there. My mother will be sponsoring a dessert reception following my talk. So if you're in or near Cleveland, you won't want to miss out!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In late May I was in NYC for an important book event. But first an excellent vegetarian Indian meal with friends at Vatan on 3rd Avenue at 28th Street. Then a thought-provoking and entertainment Broadway show: "Next to Normal." Wow, not what I expected from a musical. Rather dark. But outstanding.

The day of my two minute presentation to the Jewish Book Council at their "Meet the Authors" event, there was a parade for Israel marching through Manhattan. The council had warned us that transportation might be tricky. So there I was in my pretty dress and high (for me) -heeled shoes, hailing a taxi. The first driver said "no way." Then the second. I began to panic. This was what I'd come for. This was my moment! And now I might miss it? "No way!" As luck would have it, a muscular young man from West Africa appeared on a bicycle, toting his rickshaw behind him. I climbed in. It was a good long distance from 59th and 8th up to the Park Ave. Synagogue at 87th Street. I was seriously wind-blown and $40 poorer when I got there. But I made it! And I didn't flub my two minute shpiel either.