Monthly Archives: February 2015

7 Reasons Why a Writer Should Attend the Annual Association of Jewish Libraries Conference

At the end of 2010, I was invited to apply for an open position of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. I was delighted when I was accepted. I joined a team of librarians and … Continue reading

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2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2015 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2015 Sydney … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Erika Dreifus, Quiet Americans: Stories

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Why write short stories vs. longer forms? Erika Dreifus (ED): For me, the question is formulated slightly differently. I’ve always wondered what, for instance, made F. Scott Fitzgerald realize that “Babylon Revisited” was meant to be … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook: Carol Matas, Tucson Jo – National Jewish Book Award Finalist

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Tucson Jo is a marked departure from the last book I read from you, Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past: The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948, the epistolary story of a young Holocaust survivor. Please tell … Continue reading

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Editor’s Notebook: Morri Mostow, Fictive Press

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What is your business model? Morri Mostow (MM): Like any venture still in its infancy, Fictive Press is still somewhat fluid in terms of its business model as we discover what works and what doesn’t.  As … Continue reading

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