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Another Spotlight: Collusion before the Holocaust

As I wrote and rewrote my novel Whitewashed Jacarandas, the first of a series culminating just before UDI, I didn’t intend it to have a strong Jewish focus–it’s just the way it evolved. Readers might be taken aback by Sunny’s contradictory reactions to anti-Semitism on the Cheetah Mine in 1946. It was a very conflicted era.

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Never Underestimate the Coastal Crones

Never Underestimate The Coastal Crones

After all the recluse years I am finally out and about and loving it! I’ve done Library Presentations, Organizational Lectures, Conservatory Talks, How To Sessions Book Fairs, and Book Club Discussions.

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Matron Griffin’s To-Die-For Shortbread

Matron Griffin’s To-Die-For Shortbread.

One of my favorite chapters in Whitewashed Jacarandas is the one about the tea at Umzimtuti Hospital on Christmas morning when Matron Griffin circulates her to-die-for shortbread and Dr. Sunny Rubenstein bites off more than he can chew…you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens next.

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Reading Between The Lines

Oregon Coast Learning Institute.Reading Between the Lines of Whitewashed Jacarandas

Reading Between the Lines of Whitewashed Jacarandas. I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy some simply marvelous audiences since the launch of my book in August, selling at book fairs up and down the wonderful Oregon coast during an unseasonably warm and dry Fall.

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Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Everyone has remarked on the evocative cover of Whitewashed Jacarandas. It draws one in.

Inside it’s had a great reception too, judging from Amazon Reviews and the book fairs, readings and signings I’ve attended since it launched and rocketed to #2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.

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NW Coast Book Fair Sellout and Hitting the Amazon Hot New Release List

My debut at the NW Coast Book Fair yesterday was a blast on a drop dead gorgeous summer day here on the Oregon coast.

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