Monthly Archives: November 2011

Four-in-One Notebook Special | Focus on Nonfiction with Agent Ken Wright & Three Authors

With this post, The Whole Megillah focuses on nonfiction! Our cyber-roundtable includes senior agent Ken Wright of Writers House and three of his clients: Steve Sheinkin, Marc Aronson, and Deborah Heiligman, each distinguished in his/her own right. The Whole Megillah … Continue reading

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Three-in-One Notebook Special | The Doll Shop Downstairs Author, Illustrator, and Editor

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of The Doll Shop Downstairs (Viking, 2009) and its sequel, The Cats in the Doll Shop (Viking, 2011). Together with her editor, associate publisher Joy Peskin, and the book’s illustrator, Heather Maione, they answer … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Megillah Guest Post: Why Write-A-Thon? by Rochelle Melander

Write Your Own Megillah officially begins on November 21, the first day of Jewish Book Month. If you haven’t yet registered, read the guest post below by author Rochelle Melander and contact The Whole Megillah through a blog comment to … Continue reading

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Five-in-One Notebook Special: Children’s Books about Terezín from Candlewick – Editors, Authors, Publicist

Candlewick recently published two books  about Terezín, also known as Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Bohemia. While not an extermination camp, 50,000 Jews were cramped into a town built to house 2,000. Disease and malnutrition contributed to the deaths of … Continue reading

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Two-in-One | A Conversation with Music Was IT Author Susan Goldman Rubin & Charlesbridge Senior Editor Emily Mitchell

Earlier this year, Charlesbridge published a great new biography of Leonard Bernstein, written by Susan Goldman Rubin. The Whole Megillah got Susan and Charlesbridge senior editor Emily Mitchell together to talk about this great book (which I couldn’t put down) … Continue reading

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Reminder! Write Your Own Megillah Coming Up!

Are you ready to write that novel? In honor of Jewish Book Month, The Whole Megillah will be hosting its own version of National Novel Writing Month. During Jewish Book Month 2011 —  November 21 through December 21, 2011 — … Continue reading

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