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ABOUT Me

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A California native, I live alongside the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv.

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. Richard Pike represents me at C&W Literary. I am working on a new book slated for a Fall 2024 release with Hachette. 

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 Willamette Writer's Conference in Portland, The Tel Aviv Writer's Salon, the Haifa Film Festival, the University de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador, the Weitzman Institute and the IDC in Herzliya.

I am lucky to share my life with Gidon Lev, and our book, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev, received a starred review in and was one of the Best Books of 2020 in the Kirkus Review.  I also produced the podcast version of The True Adventures. 

I am familiar with traditional and independent publishing landscapes and the routes to both; The True Adventures is a fascinating example of an indie-published book crossing over into traditional publishing. It doesn't happen often, but it can be done! 

 

I also create content for and manage the viral Tiktok account @thetrueadventures. I began the account in 2021 on a lark. Today, the account has half a million followers, and together Gidon and I are making a difference on the biggest social media platform in the world, where we teach Holocaust education. I have lectured at Yad Vashem and collaborated with Hebrew University. 

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 a serious bookworm. My tastes are very eclectic; some of my favorite authors, in no particular order or period are Janet Frame, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Patricia Highsmith, Jeffrey Eugenides, Èmile Zola, Meir Shalev, Thorton Wilder, Jeff Sharlett, Thomas Wolfe, Stephen King, Eshkol Nevo, Muriel Spark, John Cheever, Jonathan Safran Foer, Primo Levi and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Not to mention so many incredibly gifted clients I have worked with, whose work absolutely amazes me. I am very lucky to be immersed in stories every day. 

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