Monthly Archives: September 2020

Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: I’m putting together a focus group of about 8-10 subscribers to help provide guidance about the future of The Whole Megillah. If you are interested in participating in a brief Zoom session after the holidays … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

Wiemer, Liza. The Assignment. Delacorte Press, 2020, $17.99 The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write The Assignment? Liza Wiemer (LZ): On April 4, 2017, I visited Oswego, New York, for a book signing at River’s End Bookstore for … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: I’m going to be a featured panelist at early October’s Amherst Writers & Artists Leadership Retreat about sending out your work. I’ll be focusing on sending out book manuscripts and using Duotrope. After the holidays, … Continue reading

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Two-in-One | Behind the Bookcase, written by Barbara Lowell, illustrated by Valentina Toro

Lowell, Barbara. Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place. Illustr. Valentina Toro. Kar-Ben, 2020, 40 pp., paperback $7.99. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write this book? Barbara Lowell (BL): In 2016, I visited the … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: Two new picture book biography critique groups have now formed. Now I’m looking to start a group for memoir/essay and another group for short fiction to get underway after the holidays. If interested, please comment … Continue reading

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Two-in-One: The Eight Knights of Hanukkah, written by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Galia

Kimmelman, Leslie. The Eight Knights of Hanukkah. Illus. Galia Bernstein. Holiday House, September 2020, 48 pp., $17.99 The Whole Megillah welcomes writer Leslie Kimmelman and illustrator Galia Bernstein to the forum. We asked them a few questions about their book, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: I’ve signed on to take Intermediate Yiddish at YIVO with instructor Nina Warnke. Can’t wait to delve in again and also continue with my translations. Class starts mid-September. Nina thought I should take the advanced … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | L’dor Vador, a Poetry Chapbook by Steven Pollack

Pollack, Steve. L’dor Vador, From Generation to Generation. Finishing Line Press, 2020, $14.99 The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did this collection come about? Steven Pollack (SP): During a career as engineer and administrator, writing focused my thoughts and I developed … Continue reading

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