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Authors keynote speeches & appearances


Monday, May 23, 2011, 4:30-8:30 PM, Jewish Book Council

Presentation to JCCs and

Jewish organizations

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 12:00-12:30 PM, BookExpo America

Jacob Javitz Center

Signing books for booksellers and librarians

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12:00 PM, Queensborough Community College

Continuing Education in Literature

Book & Author Lunch

Ben's Kosher Restaurant

211-37 26th Avenue, Queens, NY 11360

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5:00 - 6:30 PM, BookHampton

41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

Book launch event

Monday, June 6, 2011, 7:00 PM, Summer Gazebo Reading

Schoolhouse Green

Foxhurst Road, Oceanside, NY

(just east of Long Beach Road)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:00-8:00 PM

Book launch party

New York City


Thursday, June 9, 2011, 7:00 PM, Commack Branch of Smithtown Library

Lecture: "How Stories Find Me."

3 Indian Head Road,

Commack, NY 11725

Monday, June 13, 2011, 7:30 PM, East Rockaway Jewish Center

East Rockaway, Long Island, NY

6:00 PM Dinner With Author

7:30 PM Keynote speech

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 6 PM, Hadassah, Bergen County/ Englewood Chapter

Meet the Author event

Alpine, NJ

Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:00 noon, Hadassah, Hamptons Sarah Chapter

Yearly summer lunch

Rugosa Restaurant,

Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY

Monday, July 25, 2011, 12:45 PM, National Council of Jewish Women

Temple Emanuel

150 Hicks Lane

Great Neck, NY

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 7:30 PM, Jewish Center of the Hamptons

44 Woods Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937

Lecture: "Plight of Women Around the Globe"

Saturday, August 13th, 2011, 5:00 to 7:30 PM, Authors' Night

East Hamptons's Library

159 Main Street, East Hampton

Thursday, August 25, 2011, 8:00 PM, BookHampton

95 Main Street, Southampton

Author discussion

The story behind the story of "Jerusalem Maiden"

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, 12:00 noon, Spencertown Festival of Books

Spencertown Academy Arts Center, NY

Festival of Books

Historical fiction: JERUSALEM MAIDEN

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7:30 PM, B'nei Israel Synagogue,

Freeport, NY

Book & Author event



Sunday, October 16, 2011, 1 PM, International Women Writing Guild

Meet The Author

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South (just east of East 20th St.) New York City

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:30 PM, Hadassah, Greater Hartford Chapter

West Hartford, CT

Monthly meeting

Author presentation

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 11:00 AM, Congregation Beth Shalom of Kingsbay

2710 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11235

Jerusalem Maiden,

Book Discussion

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:00 PM, Hadassah, Seaport Chapter, Long Island

Book & Author Luncheon

Lombardi's On The Sound

44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:00 PM, Jewish Community Center,

Denver, Colorado.

Jewish Book Festival

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, Brandeis University National Committee

Northern/Central/Westchester Chapters

Book & Author Luncheon

Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 11 AM, American Association of University Women

Suffolk Branch

Book & Author lunch

St. James Restaurant

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 1:00 PM, Jewish Community Center,

Cleveland, OH

Jewish Book Festival

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 12:00 PM, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Conversation with Author Series

Brandeis House,

New York City

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:30 AM, Women's Club of White Plains

White Plains, NY

Book & Author Luncheon


Monday, January 16, 2012, 12:00 PM, American Association of University Women,
Stamford Branch
Stamford, CT.

Annual luncheon

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 2:00 PM, Jewish Community Center

Palm Beach Gardens,


Book & Author event

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 2:30 PM, Jewish Community Center

Boca Raton,


Book & Author event

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:00 PM, Jewish Community Center



Book & Author event

Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PMHadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Conversation with Author Series

Howard County, Maryland

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:00 PM Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Conversation with Author Series

Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:30 AM Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Conversation with Author Series

Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:00 PM Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Conversation with Author Series

Boston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, 10 AM, Hadassah

Nassau County, New York

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Published Reviews

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Published by HarperCollins
  PRAISE FROM PUBLISHED AUTHORS:     & “Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can almost taste the food and hear the voices, Jerusalem Maiden is a coming...