On the ‘elevator pitch’: My travels to the Jewish Book Council

On the ‘elevator pitch’: My travels to the Jewish Book Council

A verbal contract for travel was noted in my marriage agreement. My husband has kept that spoken clause without fail. We have been to many places in the world, but my husband always said that I only wanted to travel to places where I needed a passport. He was delighted when we received a passport traveling through the national parks. Now that I have books to promote, I am traveling more in the United States than I even did as a child. In my book travels, I have met many lovely people. Some of them I am able to now call friends. This is a benefit of travel anywhere, but when so many folks visit Santa Fe on holiday, I have more opportunity to see them again. Crossing the ocean is a bit more of a challenge. And I am reducing (slowly) my challenge as a shy and...

Reading My Work, and Having Fun

Reading My Work, and Having Fun

For International Women’s Month, I joined poet Hilda Raz and novelist Lynn C. Miller for a celebration of women at the Corrales Community Library What fun we had for the International Women’s Month reading at Corrales Community Library on March 13, 2018. The room was packed with poets and writers and friends as poet Hilda Raz, novelist Lynn C Miller and I shared readings from our work. The themes we chose to explore for this monthlong celebration of women were voice and body image. Many thanks to all who were able to join us. But beyond all of that, and the delicious strawberries provided by the library and Edwina, I learned some interesting things about myself. On the edge I am always a bit on edge before one of these readings. I have always steered pretty clear...

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