Category Archives: judaism

Erica Perl

I have yet to see Erica Perl in a pair of Clark-Kent glasses, but if she did wear them — and then took them off — there’s a distinct possibility that she’d  sprout a leotard and cape. Because Erica is … Continue reading

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Interview with Alexi Natchev

Welcome to my virtual living room. Today’s guest, Alexi Natchev, doesn’t spend a whole lot of time sitting on couches, virtual or otherwise. For the past few weeks, the Bulgarian-born artist and professor has spent his waking hours preparing for a solo … Continue reading

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A thank-you note

Thank you to the Jewish Book Council for naming The Schmutzy Family (with super-groovy illustrator Paul Meisel) as a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards for illustrated children’s books. I keep going back to the web site and checking to see … Continue reading

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Speed Date

In my move to try out as many different writing genres as possible, I wrote a short, one-act play about a picky Jewish man in search of a soul mate. I was thrilled when the Temple Players in Stratford, Conn., … Continue reading

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Cece Bell recently wrote a post about the Library of Congress page that puts your book into nifty little categories that read like a poem. I’m loving this description on The Schmutzy family: cleanliness – fiction. As opposed to, perhaps: … Continue reading

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