I love participating in live events and speaking in front of groups. I’ve had a few opportunities lately that I’ve really enjoyed. I’ve also done several filmed, live podcasts in LA and NY (produced by Morning Moon Productions), offering authors a visual way to show off their craft. Check out my YouTube channel!
Elisa Strauss, master cake-maker and author of CONFETTI CAKES and CONFETTI CAKES FOR KIDS, teaches me how to decorate cupcakes in this filmed segment.
Podcast guest, Georgia Clark, invited me to speak at her monthly, multigenerational storytelling event, “Generation Women,” at Caveat in downtown Manhattan. The theme was “Naught or Nice… or Nasty.” I read a piece about a cancer scare I had, with a resulting hysterectomy, and how even though my body was naughty last holiday season, I still chose to be nice by giving back to others. Watch it here! (December 12, 2018)
I hosted a holiday book fair right after Thanksgiving 2018, collaborating with my sponsor, BookHampton, to sell all the books I’ve discussed on the podcast. I invited all the authors I’d interviewed and 30 (thirty!!) attended. In addition to hosting the holiday shopping, I moderated a conversation with bestselling author, Dani Shapiro, and author, Piper Weiss, about memoir, writing and more. Dani read from her upcoming book, INHERITANCE. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to host another community-building event like this soon. (November 20, 2018)
Trying to reduce stress? Juggling too much?! Watch my first live action podcast with Dr. Beth Ricanati, author of BRAIDED: A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND CHALLAHS. Beth shares her clinical and medical tips while teaching beginners like me how to make challah, an activity she finds as beneficial for health as almost anything the doctor could order. (Produced by Morning Moon Productions. Filmed by Box Party Films.)
I asked author, Ingrid Fetell Lee, to find the joyful elements in my daughter’s room based on the themes in her book, JOYFUL: THE SURPRISING POWER OF ORDINARY THINGS TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY HAPPINESS. Check it out!
I read an essay about my 94-year-old grandmother for the Miss Manhattan Literary Series on Native New Yorkers as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
"Where do YOU listen to podcasts?" Here are a few suggestions from fans of where and when to listen to "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books."
Everyone keeps (shamefully) asking me, "How do I even listen to a podcast?" Here's a step-by-step instruction video to help you watch. Now go listen to "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books!"
This is a presentation I gave to Lower School students called, "Finding My Voice as a Writer."
Here's my quick intro speech at the NYPL Library Lunch. I was so nervous beforehand for no good reason. (Well, aside from the 400+ people watching.)