Archive for October, 2009

It’s been a while!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Huge apologies for taking this long to update my blog. It was a wonderful, though busy summer. I’ve actually been writing an adult book - also about the Holocaust. This is an exciting, albeit somewhat terrifying new experience for me. I’ll keep you all posted on my progress and tell you soon what that book is about.

My fall is also busy with author visits to many schools and libraries. I want to tell you about two very special presentations that I will be doing, and invite you all to attend one or both of them. On November 1, as part of the Jewish Book Fair in Toronto, I will be launching the publication of the three books in the Whispers series. The launch takes place at Temple Sinai Synagogue, 210 Wilson Ave and it’s at 3:00 p.m. I will be joined by my co-author, Sharon McKay as well as many of the survivors whom we have written about in this three book collection of short stories. There will be music performed by Sara Farb (the granddaughter of Helen Yermus from Whispers from the Ghettos) and Gabi Epstein (my beautiful and talented daughter).

Then, on November 8, as part of Holocaust Education Week, I will be talking about all three books at an event at the Pride of Israel Synagogue, Bathurst Street south of Steeles. This event takes place at 10:00 a.m. and I will be joined there by Claire Baum whose story appears in Whispers in Hiding.

I would love to see as many of you there as possible. Come to one of the events. Come to both. I am thrilled with the opportunity to talk about these wonderful new books, and to honour the survivors whose stories we have captured. Hope to see you there!