MY CURRENT PROJECTS
The launch of this website coincides with the launch of my “encore career” as a writer.
Since writing has always been a part of my professional work – writing proposals, court reports, customized training programs and workshops, employee handbooks, and most recently blog posts and newsletters – shifting to a full time writing life felt like a natural progression.
I'm currently devoting more time to journaling and to working on a full-length memoir about the year following my father’s death and the challenges faced as I undertook to bring merit to his soul within the traditional Jewish patriarchy.
I'm honored to say that my writing received early recognition from the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, an extended community arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women, winning second place in 2014 for “My Father’s Blessing” and honorable mention in 2015 for “A Candle of the Lord”. In 2016, this competition recognized me with second place for "Nine is the Loneliest Number" and honorable mention for "I Believe" and “When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary”.
In addition, "My Father's Blessing" has won the 2017 Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay, Writing and Faith Category and my essay “Climbing Back Up” received third place in the Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Category from the Women’s National Book Association 2017.
I look forward to sharing updates as they arise in the months to come.