June 19

Hi all!

Hope the summer has gotten off to a great start! I’m very excited to say that positive feedback keeps rolling in and I’m hoping for some good reviews soon. Poles Apart is out with both the Cleveland and Phoenix Jewish News for review and, hopefully, they’ll love it.

There are a couple of fun things coming up that I wanted to share. First off, I’ll be the Guest Muse on the Moody Muses Blog this Monday, June 21st! They were very kind to invite me and I can’t wait to see it go live. Check it out at www.moodymuses.com.

Also, if you’re in the valley and interested in writing, this is an excellent opportunity. Borders at Scottsdale Waterfront is offering a series of FREE workshops on all sorts of writing topics. The instructors are mostly published authors. I’ve been invited to teach memoir and will be doing a one night survey of my 8-week workshop, LifeStories: Memoir Writing. Each workshop is a stand-alone. You don’t need to attend the entire series to participate in one or several. I’m pasting in the schedule at the bottom of this e-mail. I notice at least one date is empty, so if I get an updated version I can send that out.

Just a reminder about the promotion I’m running. If you are in a book club(s) or know someone who is, and your (or their) book club chooses Poles Apart as a selection, I will give you, as a thank you, a copy of Frieda’s Favorites, a sixteen recipe guide to some of the Schlessels’ favorite Jewish foods. Also, I’m happy to join book club discussions, either in person or via skype. People are definitely taking me up on my offer. I have a meeting with the Chandler Chabad next week, the Phoenix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in February, and a number of others in between. And I love giving away these cookbooks!

Hope this is the beginning of a great summer!


author of the award -winning novel, Poles Apart
Remember, book buzz builds one reader at a time. Help out this hard-working writer by recommending Poles Apart, reviewing it, and/or suggesting it to a book club. It’s good karma!

Current line-up – Borders Writing Series

Date Speaker Topic
6/30/2010 Erin Quinn So you want to be a writer? What to expect….
7/7/2010 Connie Flynn Making Story Ideas Come Alive.
7/14/2010 Gini Koch From Idea to Bookshelf: How a Book Gets Into Your Hands
– Touched by an Alien
7/21/2010 Amber Scott Diapers to Deadline: Find Time to Write No Matter What
7/28/2010 Kris Tualla “Independent Publishing: The Good, The Bad and the Horrific.”
8/4/2010 Calista Fox Flawed & Fabulous: Creating Complex Characters
8/11/2010 Jennifer Ashley To Agent or not To Agent: What Literary Agents Do for You, When You *Don’t* Need One, and How to Land One When You Do
8/18/2010 CC Harrison Getting organized with a writer’s notebook
8/25/2010 Audrey RL Wyatt So You Want to Write Your Memoir
9/8/2010 Kris Tualla “How to Start Writing Your Novel.”
9/15/2010 Donna Hatch Point of View, what it is and how to choose it
9/22/2010 Carrie Weaver Dialogue: A Writer’s Secret Weapon (in Plot, Pacing and Characterization).