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Author Photo Reveal

I know, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for this.

Presenting…a new author photo!

Photo Credit: Jennifer Lavelle Photography

This is truly its debutā€”so far, the only place I’ve shared it is the online system where speaker-participants in Grub Street’s 2018 The Muse and the Marketplace conference have been asked to upload information.

I hope that you all like it!

One Year Later: An Anniversary Column

Last week brought my second “A Voice from the USA” column for the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. With Election Day approaching , a number of memories from “this time, last year” were on my mind.

So that’s what I wrote about.

(Since last week’s Midweek Notes I’ve also written and sent in to editors two other freelance pieces. I look forward to sharing those with you when they’re available.)

Back Soon

I’m heading out of town tomorrow for a few days. (Yes, it’s for something writing-related. No, I’m not going to say more about it just now.)

But I did want to give everyone a heads-up since I’m going to take a few days away from the blog while my attentions are thus engaged. I expect to be back “here” early next week.

Thank you for your patience, and have a great several days!

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  1. Lovely new photo and solid essay. Have a nice few days away.

  2. Your friendly, charming self. Yes, that’s you! Love it.

  3. Very nice pic! Good luck w/whatever you are up to, also! And congrats on the Muse & the Marketplace gig.

  4. Great pic! Nice to catch up visually.

  5. I wonder about the pre-election opinion of Israelis you met on your trip. My German cousin (now an American citizen) took a trip to Germany last June and I asked her what family members still there think of our current president. Her unequivocal reply: “They hate him.”

  6. Nice photo! I guess I’ll finally get to meet you in person as I’ll be attending MUSE for the third year in a row.

  7. Nice photo, Erika. Very natural. You look relaxed and happy–(not one of those edgy poet photos!) How did you find the photographer?

    • We can credit my sister for that–I basically snuck a couple of shots into a family photo session she had arranged. The photographer was really lovely.

  8. I just found you and enjoyed what I have seen so far. SO sorry I must wait a few days to see what you have been up to. In the meantime, I guess I will just write for myself!

    Good luck in your endeavors.

  9. Nice picture, but it is the soul behind it that has helped writers over the years tht shines through.

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