Interview with “Ma” from BEGUILED

Who was Ma in the story of BEGUILED? Here is a fictional interview conducted late in the story with the mother of Miriam. By now, she has a little perspective on her life. KK: Ma, you were always so angry and critical of your only daughter Miriam. What drove you to...

The Jewish Themes in Beguiled

I've never had an affiliation with being Jewish. Never introduced to Jewish history or tradition growing up. I've learned more about being Jewish from writing BEGUILED than I ever knew before. My family was secular, culturally identified with being Jewish, but did not...

Review of Beguiled

Here is a lovely description of BEGUILED, written by Connie Cline of Brattleboro VT. Beguiled is an historical fiction gem. Once I finished the first chapter, I could do little else until I finished the book to discover how things would turn out for these passionate...

Romany Marie, Another Real Person in BEGUILED

The woman who called herself Romany Marie was a cafe fixture in 1920s Greenwich Village. She's depicted by her nephew journalist Robert Schulman in his biography Romany Marie:Queen of Greenwich Village of his famous aunt as being exotic, charming, loving and direct...

Book Launch At Our Tango School

Costumed in 1920s garb in honor of the time period of BEGUILED, we had a grand time at Artango on June 1st, launching my first novel. Fernanda Ghi, our lovely Argentinian tango instructor, introduced me. As she said, when in "the embrace," we're all equal, we don't...

BEGUILED launch party + Tango Event

Our generous and talented Argentinian tango instructors, Fernanda and Guillermo (pictured here), are hosting a book launch event for my new historical novel BEGUILED on Friday June 1st at 7:30-9 PM at Artango, 380 Washington St, Brighton (Boston), 2nd floor, followed...

Miriam and Ma in BEGUILED

Even though I'm not a big Mother's Day enthusiast (my mother was of the Hallmark Holiday persuasion), the Day does make me think about my own rocky relationship with my mother, which evolved later in life. Now that I wrote BEGUILED, I also consider the extent to which...