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Hello World

Until now my books have not been exposed to social media chatter, or the clever ways writers use to grab the attention of readers. Perhaps the time has come to invite potential readers to sample some of what I have laboriously put together and get to chat with some of you.

I’d be lying if I said I don’t care if I ever see one of my books on the New York Times bestseller list.  Regardless of whether that opportunity ever arises, I continue to write, because I must. Moreover, as a contemporary woman in her nineties,  I’m intrigued by those clever little robots that now populate our homes, offices – the  modern-day genies we increasingly rely on, even while driving, dining and often while perilously crossing the street.  Bottom line – we are becoming addicted, no less than if we were druggies on a different path.

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HOW I CHOOSE IDEAS FOR MY BOOKS

I’ve been asked numerous times: What motivates you to write books. How do you come up with new ideas for a book?
The memoir genre has become my favorite writing style, perhaps because at 94 I rarely need to think up a new theme. A long life provides that rim-full cornucopia from which to draw diverse experiences and emotions felt.

“Across the Herring Pond,” was already perking in my late teens as a time-travel novel based on an eccentric ancestor in early 19th century England and his fascinating voyage to the New World. But then, I did not understand that good writing would require patience, painstaking research, and only a wider exposure to life itself would prepare me to write it. That time came in 2007.

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