Category Archives: Books

Ravenscraig Makes Winnipeg Free Press Best Book List 2012

Happy New Year! I am thrilled that the Winnipeg Free Press has selected Ravenscraig as one of top fiction titles in their annual “Best of the Year” book list. The Canadian version of the book will soon be going to … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig: The Freebie on Kindle

I am excited to let you know that Ravenscraig will be offered as a special promotion this week.  From Oct. 10-12 it will be available for free download on Amazon.  Click here to download the book….but wait until Wednesday, Oct 1oth, … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Deborah Feldman, author of Unorthodox

Deborah Feldman was one of the most impressive authors I was privileged to hear speak at the Jewish Book Council Network Author’s event earlier this month. I was in New York to talk about Ravenscraig, my novel about an immigrant … Continue reading

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Next up, New York!

I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the Jewish Book Council Network.  What a fantastic organization.  The Network program supports authors who write books that are of appeal to a Jewish audience. From the JBC website: For … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig Wins Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award

What an incredible honour it is that Ravenscraig has been recognized as the winner of the  Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award.  I am at a loss to describe how deeply moved I am that this has happened. Carol Shields was … Continue reading

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Exciting Times

It’s been a very busy and interesting April with a book tour that took me to Montreal and Winnipeg.  I met with old friends and new and was thrilled to discuss Ravenscraig with impassioned readers who had much to say … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig Praised in Winnipeg Free Press Book Review

Upstairs Downstairs in a Brash Winnipeg The Manitoba Free Press (as the Winnipeg Free Press was known in its early years) played a very large role in the development of the stories for Ravenscraig.  Every archived page is available on … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig Review: “Ravenscraig” provides fascinating insight into early Jewish migration to Winnipeg

With four weeks on the bestseller list in Winnipeg, Ravenscraig, is finding an audience among both family history enthusiasts as well as people who have a fascination with the Titanic and Winnipeg’s connection to the great disaster. I am grateful and … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Jewish Review Praises Ravenscraig: “The Story of My Own Family”

I am very grateful and overwhelmed by the early response to Ravenscraig.  What a fantastic week in Winnipeg. We were delighted to learn Ravenscraig made it to the top of the McNally Robinson best seller list for paperback fiction by … Continue reading

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Writing Ravenscraig

I count myself lucky that I knew so little about the publishing industry when I started writing Ravenscraig. It would have gotten in the way of the writing. Well over a decade ago, I tasted the freedom of “making up … Continue reading

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