As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.
My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.
One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life [...] the stronger the daughter.
The painful things seemed like knots on a beautiful necklace, necessary for keeping the beads in place.
Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?
I got nice rejections explaining that historical fiction was a difficult sell. But I kept trying.
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community.
Last Update: 28 January 2023
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