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The main reason I chose the publicist I hired was that she alerted me to the Jewish Book Council (JBC), an exceptional organization and the service they provide. Every year the JBC solicits applications from authors whose works have Jewish themes and interests. Each...read more
Maria Scrivan called me giddy with laughter six months ago when the title of my memoir, Too Much of Not Enough, was announced. "You won't believe this!" she said, although I always have my ear to the ground for the Universe's creative miracles of coincidence. "I have...read more
I'm fortunate to report to a spiritual action partner on Fridays. Today in our texted exchange I wrote that I haven't blogged in several days and wasn't feeling inspired lately. I'd had a great rush of activity, notice and praise around the publication of my...read more
Mother's Day was always a challenge for me. I'm excited to have an article I've written about it published by BookTrib. Would love to hear from you how you celebrate (or don't). As a young adult, I spent more time than most pondering the selection of Mother’s Day...read more
Oh, how I love social media! It allowed Jeffrey Shaw and me to reconnect after many, many years. He'd seen mention of my upcoming memoir Too Much of Not Enough on LinkedIn and promptly messaged me about sitting for an interview. Jeffrey has created an enormous...read more
The book is out, readings are beginning, and I'm in a heightened state of joy, but also craziness. For the past few days I've been truly whacko. I made a black bean soup that called for canned chipotle peppers in a hot sauce which I dutifully added to the recipe. Only...read more
Can you imagine conducting a seminar in China? For weeks before flying to Shanghai, my friend and colleague Rebecca Welz was abuzz with excitement and joy in preparation for hers. She'd been invited by her student at Pratt Institute to conduct a workshop in China...read more
La Leche League began in 1956, only 18 years before I became a member. I am forever grateful to the mothers who formed that group for the sake of supporting and uplifting women who choose to breastfeed their babies. I attended my first meeting in May, 1974, late in my...read more
In less than two weeks my new book Too Much of Not Enough will be published and I will enter a new realm, kinda like being in the 9th month of pregnancy. Though I've been carrying this baby for nearly five years, and it feels way overdue. Have you ever noticed that as...read more
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