What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Stories, Uncategorized

Dear Reader, Many of you have been asking what I’ve been up to lately and I’m thrilled that as 2017 gets underway, I do have exciting news to share! I’ve just sent my newest book off to the printer! It’s called The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®—Seven Steps to Your Personal Gold and will be published […]

Color me Sukkos!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Holidays, Journal, Stories, Uncategorized

Looking for an activity for the little ones before Sukkos? Check out these downloadable coloring pages adapted from some of the posters I’ve created over the years for my children and grandchildren to color and hang in the sukkah. Check out the dragon in the sukkah! That was done at my grandkids’ request after the […]

What do Thomas Jefferson, Oscar Hammerstein II and My High School Chemistry Class Have in Common?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Stories, Uncategorized

  So what do Thomas Jefferson, Oscar Hammerstein II and my high school chemistry class have in common? As it turns out, something rather significant, though it took me many years to figure it out. And it’s not just our third president and the lyricist half of the Rodgers and Hammerstein team that brought us […]

Kirkus Reviews rates Lily of the Valley “a gorgeously designed and illustrated book.”

A verse narrative follows the fortunes of a Jewish family through five generations after it immigrates to the United States. In 1892, a Russian Jewish couple suffer a horrifying loss when their baby is murdered by Cossacks in a pogrom. They send their two remaining children, Basya and Laili, to the United States, because “in […]

Why a Story in Verse?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Stories, Uncategorized

“For the land beyond the Lower East Side And New York’s endless stone and steel, Where the other shore was three months’ ride— California, where the gold was real. The north was booming, but the southern part Was the place that captured Lily’s heart. A place they called Los Angeles where It never rained, was […]