Category Archives: Two-in-One

Two-in-One Notebook | Author L.B. Schulman and Senior Editor Mary Colgan, Stolen Secrets

Schulman, L. B. Stolen Secrets. Boyds Mills Press, 2017, 304 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come up with the idea for this book? L.B. Schulman (LS): After listening to an interview on the radio, I realized that before … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Authors’ Notebook | Oedipus in Brooklyn & Other Stories by Blume Lempel, translated by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel, translated by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Mandel Vilar Press and Dryad Press, November 15, 2016. The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did this project come about? Ellen Cassedy (EC): Years ago, … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook: Novelist Ruchama Feuerman and Agent Anna Olswanger

The Whole Megillah (TWM): You write for children and adults. How do you balance your time and interest? Ruchama Feuerman (RF): I don’t.  I’m all over the place. When I resonate with a project, I devour it and it devours … Continue reading

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Two-in-One Notebook Special: Spinoza: the Outcast Thinker with Author Devra Lehmann and Editor Karen Klockner

The Whole Megillah (TWM): Why Spinoza? How did you come to this subject? Devra Lehmann (DL): Spinoza had hovered in my mind ever since high school, when my Jewish history teacher briefly mentioned Spinoza as a Jew tragically gone off the … Continue reading

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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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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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Two-in-One Notebook Special | The Whispering Town

Today The Whole Megillah speaks with The Whispering Town (Kar-Ben, 2014) author Jennifer Elvgren and illustrator Fabio Santomauro. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Jennifer Elvgren (JE): I have always been drawn to Holocaust literature. As … Continue reading

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