I am the award-winning author of the MISTER LISTER series, and the young people’s novel, THE SEVENTH HANDMAIDEN.
I have a wonderful husband, terrific children, many extraordinary grandchildren, and adorable great-grandchildren, too.
My first children’s book, MISTER LISTER, was published in 2018 by Menucha Publishers. It was quickly followed by MISTER LISTER STRIKES AGAIN, and a third book in the series will be published soon. Also in 2018, I won the Manuscript Award of the Association of Jewish Libraries. That manuscript became the young people’s novel, THE SEVENTH HANDMAIDEN, published by Green Bean Books.
Previously, I worked as an advisor and editor of a high school newspaper. Concurrently, I taught Language Arts, History and Creative Writing to lively middle school students. Many of these highly talented students published their own novellas on Amazon at the end of the school year.
I write articles and book reviews for various publications, and I am an experienced writing coach, editor and ghostwriter. Occasionally, I even sleep!
From the time I was a child, I planned on being an author, but I traveled a long, winding road to reach that goal. Along the way, I taught English in Israel, and English, History, Creative Writing, and Journalism in the United States. I also ran a business called Custom Cakes, creating unique designs for birthday and Bar and Bas Mitzvah cakes, and towering confections for weddings. Additionally, I wrote articles for newspapers and worked as an editor. All along, I kept sending my stories to publishers and receiving rejection letters. At last, Menucha Publishers accepted MISTER LISTER, and my writing career began.