Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll explore this site to learn more about me and the books I’ve written. I’m pleased to share my joy of writing, interest in historical fiction, and knowledge about memoir with you.
Beyond the Silk Mills, my debut novel, was released in October 2014. It was inspired by my childhood experiences in Paterson, New Jersey, the one-time capital of the silk textile industry, where the former mills flourished by force of the Great Falls of the Passaic River. The story follows the immigrant Epstein family as they strive, each with their own values, to find a place in a society that is struggling with the labor issues of the early twentieth century.
Remembering Childhood, Workbook Your Way to a Finished Memoir offers inspiration and guidance to readers who have wanted to write a memoir but haven’t known how to start, and to those who have begun but want more direction. The memoir contains seventy vignettes that range from nostalgic reminiscences to poignant tales of fear, prejudice, and life transitions. Each vignette is followed by prompts and pages I offer as tools for summoning and preserving your own recollections. Videos and Tips for Writing are accessible within the book.
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