The Whole Megillah

Barbara Krasner interviewed both me and the illustrator of Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster on her blog, The Whole Megillah. As a result, I got the chance to learn a lot more about Andy Rowland, the wonderful British illustrator who brought my story to life!

Heading For Hanukkah Hootenany

Sunday, November 24th, from 12-2 PM, I’ll be at the Temple Shalom HANUKKAH HOOTENANY in Medford, MA watching the unicyclist & other entertainers, eating some latkes, and signing my new Hanukkah picture book. hootenany

Going to Sunday School

I’m looking forward to going to Sunday school on November 17th, at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street, Concord, MA… 10:45AM – 11:45AM Here’s the listing on Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster will provide the basis for this program.  Jane will read her book, lead a game and families will be able to participate in a craft… Read more »

Not Just in Bookstores…

I am so grateful to Allure Salon in Arlington, for not only making me look gorgeous, but for selling my books during the holidays!

Next Stop for Me and Esther: Bookends, Winchester, MA

On Saturday, November 16th at 2 PM I will be reading Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster at the wonderful independent bookstore, Bookends, 559 Main St., in Winchester, MA. The store has been so welcoming to me over the years. This is the 3rd book I’ve read to kids at Bookends! My previous two picture books–The Trouble With… Read more »

Andover Bookstore: November 9th

On Saturday, November 9 at noon, at Andover Bookstore, fellow author Anne Broyles and I will be reading, signing and doing activities related to our new holiday books. Hers is a Christmas book (ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS) and mine is ESTHER’S HANUKKAH DISASTER. Stop by if you can!  


I had fun writing this blog post about how the phenomenon of Thanksgivukkah has impacted moi and added to the panic of promoting my new Hanukkah book!:

Heading for Virginia Beach!

If you know anyone who lives near Virginia Beach, tell ’em to stop by and see me at the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival! Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00 PM I’ll be reading my new picture book, Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster, leading games matching stuffed animals to silly gifts, and answering questions about the… Read more »

Esther the Video Star

I was already excited when my publisher’s publicity coordinator alerted me that a new blog post and interview I did is up on their blog: <> …but then she said they made a video book trailer, available on YouTube! With articles, interviews, posts (more in the works), and now a video, I’m thinking a… Read more »

Ready for Halloween

Just because my children (you know who you are!) had the nerve to grow up and move out  doesn’t mean I can’t make my Halloween buddy. Said buddy used to have a pumpkin head, but several years ago, nervy squirrels started gnawing the pumpkin buddy’s head, rendering my personification of Halloween fun, rather gruesome. Hence,… Read more »