Monthly Archives: August 2020

Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: Two of the five manuscripts I’d sent out into the world were rejected. I had been specifically asked to write them for this one publisher. They were both picture book biographies. I aim to make … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Judah Touro Didn’t Want to Be Famous, Written by Audrey Ades

Ades, Audrey. Judah Touro Didn’t Want to Be Famous. Illus. Vivien Mildenberger. Kar-Ben, 2020, 32 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Audrey Ades (AA): I started writing this book in 2016, when I felt … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: The Amherst Writers online memoir retreat group has now become a biweekly, self-led group. I’m looking forward to plowing memories and genealogical research. We start in September. Sadly, AWA’s beloved founder and author of Writing … Continue reading

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August 2020 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival!         Here are this month’s links: On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz interviews the cofounder of the Jewish Grandparents Network about how … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: Reminder: My short story, “The Last Survivor,” will be featured in a public reading on August 18, 7 pm EDT, hosted by Press 53. The story about the last Holocaust survivor who returns to Prague … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: My short story, “The Last Survivor,” will be featured in a public reading on August 18, 7 pm EDT, hosted by Press 53. The story about the last Holocaust survivor who returns to Prague to … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life, Written by Laurie Wallmark

Wallmark, Laurie. Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life. Illus. by Katy Wu. Sterling, 2019. 48 pp., $16.95 The Whole Megillah (TWM): You’ve now published four picture book biographies. What has driven your interest in writing about female scientists? Laurie Wallmark (LW): There … Continue reading

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