Monthly Archives: January 2015

National Jewish Book Award Winner| The Patchwork Torah with Author Allison Ofanansky and Illustrator Elsa Oriol

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award Illustrated Children’s Book Category The Patchwork Torah is a global collaboration between U.S.-based publisher, Kar-Ben, author Allison Ofanansky in Israel and illustrator Elsa Oriol in France. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Allison, what inspired you … Continue reading

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Publicity Notebook | Interview with Larry Dane Brimner, “Getting the Gig” Workshop Leader

I first met Larry Dane Brimner at one of the Carolyn P. Yoder Alumni Retreats at Highlights in Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania. Larry will be giving a workshop on book promotion this spring, April 26-29, 2015, and I’ve asked him some … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Suri Rosen, Author of Playing with Matches

Suri Rosen is the author of the YA novel, Playing with Matches, published by ECW Press in 2014. This is Suri’s debut novel in which Raina Resnick, a 16-year-old transplant to her aunt’s home in Toronto, grapples with her past, … Continue reading

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Online Fiction Class Starts January 25 | Last Chance to Sign Up!

Come January 25, 2015, I’ll be offering a six-week online fiction. We’ll be using a combination of Google Drive and a private Facebook page to learn and practice elements of fictional craft: Imagery Setting Characterization Point of view Plot Revision … Continue reading

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January 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: The Fig Tree Books blog reflects on diversity within American Jewish literature. On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus looks back on her year in Jewish books. … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Tracy Newman, Shabbat Is Coming!

I ran into Tracy Newman at the May 2014 Jewish Book Council’s Author Network in New York City. We spoke about her new book, Shabbat Is Coming! (Kar-Ben, 2014), and some other topics. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | Hidden Like Anne Frank

Welcome to 2015! I’m back after a bout of cancer and am starting the New Year off with an interview with Hidden Like Anne Frank co-author Marcel Prins and translator Laura Watkinson. The book includes 14 oral history narratives of Jews hidden … Continue reading

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