October 10, 2017

Chicago book tour Oct 15-25

After a hectic several weeks as my synagogueís Ritual Chair, Iím about to embark on another hectic few weeks for a Midwest book tour. Between Oct 15 and Oct 25, I will be speaking throughout the Chicago area, including Milwaukee. Then I embark for four programs in Michigan, starting with Kalamazoo on Oct 26 and three in the Detroit area Oct 27-30, before heading home just in time for Halloween. If you or anyone you know will be in any of these places while Iím town, I hope to see you soon.

Oct 15 - noon. B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom. 1424 183rd St, Homewood IL 60430.
Oct 16 - 6 pm. WRJ membership dinner. Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake cook Rd, Deerfield IL 60015
Oct 17 - 7 pm. WRJ Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun 2020, W Brown Deer Rd, River Hills, WI 53217
Oct 18 - 7 pm. Aurora Hadassah. Geneva Public Library, 127 James St, Geneva IL
Oct 19 - 7:30 pm. Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N Broadway, Chicago IL 60613
Oct 21 - 7:30 pm. Havdalah. Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL 60660
Oct 22 - 10:45 am. Temple Sholom, 3480 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL 60657
Oct 23 - 7:30 pm. TBI Sisterhood, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W Dempster Street Skokie IL 60076
Oct 24 - 6 pm. WRJ dinner. Temple Chai, 1670 W Checker Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
Oct 25 - 7 pm. Women of Oak Park Temple, 1235 Harlem Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Oct 26 - 7 pm. Congregation of Moses 2501 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Oct 27-28. Shabbaton. Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Oct 29 11:30 am. Temple Emanu-El. 14450 W Ten Mile Road, Oak Park MI 48237
Oct 30 - noon. ASK: Adults Seeking Knowledge lunch. Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

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October 05, 2017

IPBA article

As the winner of two IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, eleven years apart, I wrote an article about the ever-changing world of publishing, particularly as it relates to my experience as a self-published author. I discuss the changing landscape of self-publishing over the past decade and provide concrete recommendations regarding getting self-published titles in front of the right audience. Perhaps surprisingly, I moved away from aggressive online campaigns towards face-to-face interactions, because I still consider word-of-mouth advertisement to be the most effective form of advertisement.

Click here for my entire article on the IBPA website

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October 01, 2017

10Q day 9

Here is my question and answer for 10Q Day 9:
Q. What is a fear that you have and how has it limited you? How do you plan on letting it go or overcoming it in the coming year?

A. I fear that Trump, and his cronies, may end up doing some irreparable damage, either by getting the US in a war with N. Korea, appointing a Supreme Court justice who undoes Roe vs. Wade or another similarly progressive ruling, or some as yet unimaginable disaster. I am trying not to let this fear limit me, but rather empower me to protest and work to derail his agenda. I am thankful that there are many others, particularly in my home state of California, who share my fears and want to ensure they donít happen. I cannot, dare not, let it go.

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