In case you missed it, here’s the post I wrote for Don Miller’s Storyline blog on why, even though I dislike terms like “immigration reform” and “social justice,” I came to know and love five little girls who were political refugees from Somalia.
Today I attended my first ever Bar Mitzvah. Not only have I never attended a Bar Mitzvah — I’ve never been inside a synagogue before. Thankfully my friend had sent a letter along with the invitation to her son’s Bar Mitzvah. The letter explained the ceremony, and also listed the things that were off-limits. No […]
My book launched on April 16th (yaaaaaaaay!) I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time — waiting to write a book for most of my life, waiting to publish this specific book for the past 14 months, since I originally got the book deal. The morning of the launch, I woke up […]
Seven years ago , I was discharged from Yale-New Haven hospital after spending a week there in horrible pain after a bilateral mastectomy. When I got home from the hospital, I was a pale, bruised, scarred, sad, 99-pound girl, and I thought my life was over. As it turns out, my life, as I knew […]
I’ve been thinking about my name a lot for the past month, since I got the finalized copies of the book from my publisher’s design team. As part of the design process, they “brand” the author’s name — which is to say, they pick a font and color and size that will be used for […]
Hey everybody, I’m excited to have the website up and running. And of course, excited to see my book “The Invisible Girls” release on April 16th. That’s it for now. More to come later…