BIG UPDATE: "An Epiphany in Lilacs" and the story that inspired it got cover story coverage in the 2/23/17 issue of the Jewish Standard! Written by editor-in-chief Joanne Palmer, the story is a wonderful read about my father's story and how it inspired me to write it as a fictionalized narrative. Entitled "Her Father's Voice," please check it out at this link

UPDATE: I've booked several speaking engagements/author talks! Check out the new book events page for the current list.  I'm available for bookings/speaking engagements about my book, exploring the aftermath of the Holocaust, coupled with its message of hope and healing amid the traumatizing aftereffects. Please email me at 

UPDATE: (2/18/17): The reviews are trickling in and they're raves! Says one blogger/reviewer: "'An Epiphany in Lilacs' is an amazing read and I easily gave it a five-star rating while others call it "a beautiful, powerful story" and another described it as  a "lovely and inspiring read about survival after the war." To read these latter two reviews in full, click onto the Book 2 page on the site.

(1/12/17): Check out this well-written article on my book and my father who inspired it in Daily Voice dated 1/9/17, "Fair Lawn Author's Novel Focuses on Father's Liberation From Nazi Germany."  

BREAKING NEWS: My book, "An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps" has just been published by Mazo Publishers. The book is a coming of age story set in a displaced person's camp in Germany after WWII. The protagonist is a Jewish 14-year-old Holocaust survivor. The story is loosely based on my father's experiences. The book is available in both paperback and kindle. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Want to learn more about it? Click here

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