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  • The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.
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  • I'm not a literary writer. I didn't go to whatever school it is or have the mentor you need to get reviewed in the New York Times.
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  • I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
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  • My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12.
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  • The President of the Reform Movement started a literacy project and said everyone should be reading at least four Jewish books a year.
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  • There's something almost adolescent about Whitman's paean to everything that was and remains good about America.
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  • Right now, I'm Writing song lyrics. Experimenting with a play. Toying with an idea for a documentary. I hope one of these will eventually be launched into the light of day.
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  • Shakespeare in Love... such smart writing of an alternative view of history, and such beautiful acting. Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
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  • My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.
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  • Readers have told me how the mother, daughter, sister relationships resonate for them. They connect with the importance of female relationships.
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  • November is Jewish book month, so Jewish Community Centers all around the country have book fairs where they invite authors and sell books in advance of the holidays.
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  • As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research, and I did a lot! I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave me access to the Harvard system.
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  • My six handbooks to Jewish life and lifecycle events mostly followed the trajectory of my adult Jewish life.
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  • The real Mary Poppins got lost when Hollywood turned her into a cream puff.
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  • The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
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