Been very busy! Three pieces running this week, a NaNoWriMo update, and Adina At Her Best coming soon

Howdy readers–long time, no write.

So, I’ve been rather busy lately, but after the family we had over for Thanksgiving has gone home and the kids have gone to bed, I have a moment to catch everyone up.

First piece of exciting news: My work is appearing in three separate places this week.

  1. Tablet Magazine is running my personal essay about an ongoing genealogical adventure bequeathed to me by my maternal grandmother.
  2. Speaking of my maternal grandmother, The Wisdom Daily contains some of my reflections about her.
  3. I’m a little behind in my NaNoWriMo wordcount, and my monthly humor column explains a bit why.

(Things have gotten a bit better with my NaNo writing project since I wrote that column. The word count is still lower than I was hoping for, but I had a little breakthrough by just pushing myself to keep writing and by writing the final chapter before I was even half done, just to have a point of focus. I’ll probably write a bit more about this experience soon.)

Adina Cover-3

Cover for forthcoming book, Adina At Her Best

Next exciting news! My newest book, Adina At Her Best, is now on the Coming Soon page for Menucha Publishers. I’m hoping to do some school visits when it comes out–in person and virtually. If you are a school teacher (grades 3-5 will work best for the book) or a librarian, let me know if you’d like a visit from me early in 2019.

I’ll try to be a little more diligent about writing posts after NaNoWriMo is over. I’m thinking of doing a series of short videos with writing tips. If there’s a writing question you think could be answered in a video of 5 minutes or less, leave a comment.


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