I write novels for both adults and teens, short stories, essays, and flash fiction.
I use the backdrop of Canada, Israel (both modern and pre-State), and South Africa in my work. Though I experiment with many forms, I often write fiction that explores Jews and Judaism on a very broad canvas that includes both Ashkenazi, Yemenite, and Sephardi Jews. This wide range of Jewish characters is something I've always found lacking in much of the Jewish literature I love.
My stories are about everyday people tackling immigration, racism, colonialism, occupation, alienation, war, politics, abuse, romance, poverty, terrorism, and survival.
I've been writing for publication since 2005 and I've made a lot of mistakes and learned from all of them. Each time I pick myself up and keep moving forward and I would like to help you do that, too with the advice and information on this site.
I’m passionate about writing but there's writing as an art and craft and there's the business of publishing and marketing—two very different things. I would love to help you out with both and I hope you connect with my writing along the way.