See Book Trailer for BEGUILED

BEGUILED will be released in just a few days - May 1st. If you haven't yet had a chance to find out what it's about, see my book trailer, produced expertly by Tom Anderson of Literary Titan. Of course, I had to choose the design, music, images, and content. But I...

BEGUILED: A NOVEL about to be released May 1st

It's been more than 3 years since I put fingers to keyboard to begin this project. My first fiction piece. I couldn't be happier about the outcome. Oh, gosh, I shouldn't be saying that. Authors are supposed to be really critical of their writing, especially newbies....

Miriam as Good Witch Glinda in Wizard of Oz

Miriam as Good Witch Glinda in Wizard of Oz

Find my new historical novel, BEGUILED, on Amazon or at www.KarmaKitaj.com. Protagonist Miriam Levine spent every Saturday of her young life going to the theater and movies with her beloved Pop. It is 1916 and the "silents," vaudeville, and live theater have captured...

Boston’s Movie Palaces in Early 1900s

It is 1904 in Boston. Four year old Miriam is entranced with her Saturday excursions with Pop to the theater, movies (stills), vaudeville, dance, and sometimes on Sundays to the Yiddish theater. Her favorite is seeing the long-legged beautiful ladies dancing in...

The Old West End of Boston

The Old West End of Boston

The story opens up with Miriam Levine Bing returning to her childhood home in the old West End of Boston. This is 1921 and she is twenty-one, having left her abusive husband, holding her two-year old son. An unusual occurrence in those days for a woman to leave her...

Hello to Beguiled, my Soon to be Published Novel

Hello to Beguiled, my Soon to be Published Novel

I've thought for years that I had a novel brewing inside of me. Then one snowy Boston day 3 years ago, I sat down to my computer and started writing. What came out was a story about the kind of life my late mother, Jeanne Brooks Kitaj, could have had, if she had had...

How to Write Your First Novel… or Not

How to Write Your First Novel… or Not

When I began talking about wanting to write a novel, my husband said: "What? You've never even taken a writing class!" Well, maybe his challenge motivated me. I don't like to think I can't do something I set my mind to. So, after I wrote the entire FIRST draft of the...