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31Dec, 2019

Sharing a Tried-and-True Writer’s Tool to Review the Old Year and Plan for the New One: the Writer’s Workbook

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The new edition of my Writer's Workbook is here! All you gotta do to receive it is subscribe to my newsletter. If you are a subscriber, you will have received [...]

27Dec, 2019

How Should You Handle Blemishes on Your Family’s History? Write About Them or Not?

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Family stories aren't always happy go lucky.* Welcome to installment one of my new advice column where I answer any question readers ask about writing compelling stories from family history. [...]

20Dec, 2019

Sharing a German Grandmother’s Recipe that Became a Jewish Family’s Favorite Treat on Chanukah

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Snippet of my grandmother's original handwritten recipe For Chanukah it was become a tradition in my house to make one of my German grandmother's recipes, Gebackene Mäuse. The [...]

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I am a writer, photographer and blogger. My memoir Jumping Over Shadows, the story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the baggage of the Holocaust, was published in spring 2017.

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