Where’s the anti-Semitism in Beguiled?

Because journalist Tinky Weisblat questioned in her August review of BEGUILED in the Greenfield Recorder, why I hadn’t included any instances of anti-Semitism which was rampant in the early 1900s, I began to question myself. Why not? I grew up in small cities...

Researching Federal Theater Project (WPA) for Sequel

When I was writing BEGUILED and found a wonderful repository of information at a library in Austin, TX, I was delighted to learn so much about the history of 1920s Jazz Age and the intelligentsia who peopled it. Now I’ve discovered another library that holds...

I’m Writing Sequel to BEGUILED

The sequel,suggested by so many of my readers, in in the works. I began it on Xmas day as I was waiting for my new recipe of turkey thighs a la Spanish style to cook. A fantastic recipe, by the way. The new story is told from a first-person narrator: Miriam in her...

My Protagonist Miriam Briefly Lived in the Dakota

If you’ve read BEGUILED, you’ll know that Miriam Levine, protagonist of my historical novel, once lived briefly in the most celebrated residence in NYC – the Dakota. Yes, the very same place that John Lennon was shot on December 8, 1980. It’s...

I Want To Start to Write a New Story

What does one do, when life intrudes to disrupt one’s creative energies? I’ve had an idea for how to proceed with a sequel to BEGUILED. But, my life has taken a different turn. I’m in the downsizing, decluttering phase of life. And, boy, that takes a...