Author Archives: Barbara Krasner

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.

Mid-Week Field Notes–September 15, 2021

Some very quick things: Feedback from my agent about my new YA novel in verse book proposal conflicts with what my editor and I have discussed. I have more comparative titles to read and I’m going to sound out my … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–September 8, 2021 (Delayed)

Some very quick things: I’m giving a Zoom reading on Saturday, September 11, of my middle-grade novel in verse, 37 Days at Sea. Here’s a Facebook link to the event. Hope you can join us! I completed my proposal for … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–September 1, 2021

Some quick things: I’m looking forward to Labor Day weekend and self-isolation to work on my new novel-in-verse book proposal. I need to work on some new poems and lay out the annotated outline. What a pleasure it will be … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Author’s Notebook | Hannah G. Solomon Dared to Make a Difference with Author Bonnie Lindauer and Illustrator Sofia Moore

Lindauer, Bonnie. Hannah G. Solomon Dared to Make a Difference. Illustrated by Sofia Moore. Minneapolis: Kar-Ben, 2021. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Welcome, Bonnie Lindauer and Sofia Moore! Bonnie, let’s start with you. What inspired you to write about Hannah G. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 35

Because I’ve been working on my doctoral dissertation in these last few days before the fall semester, I’ve not really written anything creatively. I received a rejection of my Avram Mendel piece this morning after submitting to that journal fourteen … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 25, 2021

Some quick things: I’m in the second week of isolation to write at least part of my dissertation. About a third of it will go to my advisor and a mentor after Yom Kippur for review. The insights I’m gaining … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 34

Last week I heard back from the National Archives through my Freedom of Information Act request: no documentation available about the detention of my great-grandparents Krasner at Ellis Island in May 1901. I did not write anything new or revise … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 18, 2021

Some quick things: Copyedits on my bio in verse, Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems (Calkins Creek, Fall 2022) are now complete. Onward! I hope to be able to share the cover with you in the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 33

Last week I did some generative writing about the clothes I made during high school and after college. I started making field notes in Evernote to capture sewing-related word lists and a list of all the outfits I could remember. … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 11, 2021

Some quick things: I am now using Evernote to capture my field notes about works in progress. These notes contain key words, submission ideas, and insights about the writing so far or what I want it to be. I am … Continue reading

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