I love nothing better than a good book, a comfy pillow, and a big cup of coffee. I am the daughter of two teachers and thanks to them got addicted to books at a very early age; I used to take one letter from the encyclopedia to bed every night. Who knew Fiji was so interesting?! When I am not reading or writing, I am editing fiction or narrative nonfiction manuscripts written by writers from all over the world. I am also addicted to amigurumi; you can see my wonky creations on Instagram.
My writing can be found in the Huffington Post, the Times of Israel, the Jewish Journal, the NY Post, Moment Magazine, Script Magazine, Moviemaker Magazine, the Sanskrit Literary Journal, and others.
My book, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is one of the Best Books of 2020 in the Kirkus Review and won the Indie Discovery Award as well. I am familiar with the landscape of both traditional and independent publishing and the routes to both. I am currently working on my memoir, They Do Things Differently Here, a book about hilarious mistakes like moving from Los Angeles to the Middle East.
I have spoken and taught about storytelling techniques at Warner Bros. Studios, West England University in Bristol, Cal Arts Los Angeles, The London Screenwriter's Festival, The Williamette Writer's Conference in Portland, The Tel Aviv Writer's Salon, the Haifa Film Festiva,l the University de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, the Weitzman Institute and the IDC in Herzliya.
I am dedicated to storytellers and storytelling by every means. I believe every story can add value to our collective experience. I have volunteered with the Middle East Peace Initiative, Combatants for Peace, Kids for Peace, Amnesty International, and the Afghan Women's Writing Project, to name a few. I am currently a Narrative4 facilitator in training.