The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office.
Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.
Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.
I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.
I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community.
November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
Since 1985, I have written about contemporary Jewish practice and the Jewish community.
My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.