Category: Holocaust

The surprising reason Mussolini’s home town wants to build a fascism museum

Predappio’s mayor sees this as an opportunity to learn from a dark era, not to glorify it. Source: The surprising reason Mussolini’s home town wants to build a fascism museum

Writing Books about Family

Book club members frequently ask “What challenges did you face when writing books about your family?” There should be no illusions. Writing a book about family is complicated. It can be controversial, often touching emotions that are raw and personal. At least it is a… Continue Reading “Writing Books about Family”

A Heartfelt Thank You to Denzil The BookOwl!

  “One More Moon is a lovely memoir that was a delight to read. It’s everything that an Indie book should be. It’s written by a skilled author with a smoothly flowing style. It has a strong story-line that held my attention from start… Continue Reading “A Heartfelt Thank You to Denzil The BookOwl!”

Thank You Island Bookstore!

Have to admit it was a very strange feeling seeing my book so prominently displayed in a bookstore today!  Lots of visitors on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  Great response to the book signing!  Thank you to the Island Bookstore!

Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other

Originally posted on Patrisya M.:
Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with…

Thank You to the Girlfriends Book Club!

A heartfelt Thank You to the Girlfriends Book Club – Great Evening – Compelling Discussion!  I am honored that you selected my book.  Wish I could meet with more book clubs! (photo by Anne Snape Parsons)  

Thank you Patrisya!

I do not regret that I spent last days of 2016 on reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because the book was the biggest surprise of the last year! We need more books like A Smile in One Eye,… Continue Reading “Thank you Patrisya!”

Local Books for Holiday Giving

The Virginian-Pilot, Sunday, December 16, 2016 “A Smile in One Eye, a Tear in the Other” by Ralph Webster of Kitty Hawk. A World War II history with implications for today’s refugee crises. Webster tells the story of his father’s family, Jewish by heritage,… Continue Reading “Local Books for Holiday Giving”

Thank You Geeky Bibliophile!

A shout out and thank you to the Geeky Bibliophile!  I hope others will find my answers do justice to the interesting questions asked in the interview this week. Sometimes it is good to sit back and wonder why we do certain things –… Continue Reading “Thank You Geeky Bibliophile!”

Selected Quotes – Feel Free to Share

A number of book clubs have been reading A Smile in One Eye: a Tear in the Other (a semi-finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards – Memoirs/Biographies).  I felt honored when someone handed me this list of quotes from my book.   “Life… Continue Reading “Selected Quotes – Feel Free to Share”

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