Monthly Archives: August 2014

Author’s Notebook | Kathy Kacer, World War II and Holocaust Fiction & Nonfiction Author

The Whole Megillah (TWM): When did you first discover you wanted to be a writer? Kathy Kacer (KK): I always loved writing. As a kid, I wrote poetry, short stories, songs, you name it. I kept journals and still have … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook Special | The Whispering Town

Today The Whole Megillah speaks with The Whispering Town (Kar-Ben, 2014) author Jennifer Elvgren and illustrator Fabio Santomauro. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Jennifer Elvgren (JE): I have always been drawn to Holocaust literature. As … Continue reading

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Writing Jewish Historical Fiction Not Set in ‘Oy-Vey’ Times | Guest Post by Novelist Maggie Anton

Early in my Talmud studies, which I’ve been doing for over 20 years now, I came across an intriguing and remarkable passage. Rav Hisda’s daughter is sitting in her father’s classroom when he suddenly calls up his two best students … Continue reading

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