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Resistance Hero Releases Story on Draft2Digital

Friends, I am pleased to announce that Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance, the book I co-wrote with Holocaust resistance hero Bernard Mednicki and is now in its third edition, has just been released today, March 7, on Draft2Digital. You can get your copy right here. Through Draft2Digital’s distribution network, Never Be Afraid will be available for purchase on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Apple, Tolino, Overdrive, Bibliotheca, 24Symbols, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, Vivlio, Palace Marketplace, and Amazon. The D2D version became necessary last year after Draft2Digital and Smashwords merged. Major portions of You’ve Got the Time: How to Write and Publish That Book in You became outdated. There was no way around it. I had to write a second edition. Producing this version of Never […]

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“Yippie Girl” Presents Female Side of Yippie

In a world that was still trying to figure out progressive definitions, Yippie Judy Gumbo, author of the recently released Yippie Girl: Exploits in Protest and Defeating the FBI, was introduced to me from a distance. “She’s a feminist,” I was told about the sister with the long flowing curls and fiery eyes. I Meet Judy Gumbo; She Has No Idea I was a second-generation Yippie; I had been too young for Chicago ’68 but I was fully on board with Miami Beach ’72. Both presidential nominating conventions were being held there that summer and the Yippies were planning to make their presence known. Through a short series of karmic connections, I had been brought into their broader inner circle. I knew Judy only as Stew Albert’s wife. Stew was […]

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Hot Off the Presses, Just in Time for the Holidays

Azenphony Press and I take great pleasure in announcing that the softcover and ebook third editions of my second Holocaust memoir, Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance, are both now available for immediate holiday-season purchase. You can order them now right here, hot off the presses. Never Be Afraid tells the story of Bernard Mednicki, a Belgian Jew who fled to southern France with his family when the Nazis invaded in 1940. In France, he posed as a Christian and, through a series of street-smart moves, found his way into the Maquis, the French resistance. Bernard’s story is one of intrigue and love, with plenty of humor and an amazing twist at the end when he directly confronts a horrific moment from his past for the […]

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Coming Soon: Never Be Afraid, Third Edition

Friends, I’m delighted to announce that yesterday I ordered my proof copy of the third edition of my second Holocaust memoir, Never Be Afraid: A Belgian Jew in the French Resistance. I expect to have it in my hands by this weekend or shortly after. If it rises to my standards, I will approve it right away on Kindle and it will be available for purchase on Amazon within days. Just like that. I can’t wait. Never Be Afraid to Write for Healing Never Be Afraid tells the story of Bernard Mednicki, a Belgian Jew who fled to southern France with his family when the Nazis invaded in 1940. In France, he posed as a Christian and, through street smarts, found his way into the French resistance. Bernard’s amazing story […]

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Kerrytown BookFest Is Back!

After a one-year hiatus to reorganize and then an additional two-year, Covid-induced literary drought, the Kerrytown BookFest is back and at a new location. I invite you to come by and meet the best in Ann Arbor-area authors and publishers, including me. When: Sunday, September 18 Where: Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. So Much to Do at Kerrytown Besides browsing the rows of books for sale, you can enjoy lots of writing and publishing workshops, including one by me (see below); poetry readings; and more, all for free. The complete schedule of events is here. Since its inception nearly twenty years ago, the Kerrytown BookFest has been held at the Kerrytown Farmers’ Market in downtown Ann Arbor. While the venue was vibrant, it was subject […]

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