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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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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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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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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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Mid-Week Field Notes–August 4, 2021

Some quick things: My #52snapshot-turned-essay, “An American Constellation,” was published August 1 by the Jewish Literary Journal. It’s about my paternal immigrant grandmother and her three sons in the Armed Forces during World War II. I’ll be leading a workshop … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | July 28, 2021

Some quick things: One of my #52snapshots, “An American Constellation,” about my paternal grandmother and her three sons in the American armed forces during World War II, will appear next week in the Jewish Literary Journal. I will send out … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | July 21, 2021

Some quick things: I received a “form” rejection for one of my essays (not one of the #52snapshots) this week. Bummer. I began work on the new project, specifically some opening poems and the overview for the proposal. Got some … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | July 14, 2021

Some quick things: My Holocaust kidlit database is nearly complete–about 700 books published since 1952. If any of you are educators and teach the Holocaust in your classroom, I’d like to know which books you use and how book selections … Continue reading

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