WRITING HISTORY

 

SELF-PUBLISHED FICTION

 

2008    THE DEAD DON'T WEEP
(Soft cover, 370 pages)

Continuing the saga of Homicide Detective Gabe Garshowitz and his beautiful young partner, Detective Constable Iris Forester. This mystery deals with Gabe's perennial foe, Harry Greco, and the troublesome Detective Sergeant Simon Munz. The cases Gabe and Iris try to solve throughout the novel all have a common theme - love in its many positive and negative forms.

2006    THE MINYAN
(Soft Cover)
(428 pages)
Fifty years after the war, a journal is found in a house being demolished that tells of 10 inmates from Berkinau who pledged to kill 10 inmates not deserving to live for what they did in the camp. A Jewish reporter finds out about the journal and goes to Europe to see if these men did keep their pledge. (continuation of An Eye For An Eye)
 
2004    AN EYE FOR AN EYE
(Soft Cover) (428 pages)
A fiction novel having to do with a murder in 1921in Lodz, Poland, a romance between a Jewish woman and a Polish soldier, the war as seen through the eyes of a gentile family and the Holocaust seen through the eyes of a Jewish family.

 

            Winner: 2005 International BookAdz Award for a book written by a Canadian or American author and published by independent, university, small press and self-publishers or print-on-demand (POD) or self-published authors.

 

2003    STORIES I WROTE
(Soft Cover) (274 pages)
Eighteen stories having to do with Family, History and Mystery – 14 of them having been previously published before in anthologies, tabloids, magazines and newspapers such Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul
and Women’s World (New York).

 

2002    THE UNLIKELY VICTIMS
(Soft Cover) (246 pages)
Events that unfold between an old Jewish cop and his non-Jewish female partner and how the cases affect their lives. They become involved with six cases that leave an emotional impact on the two of them and make their relationship stormy at times.

 

            Nominated for Arthur Ellis Award by Crime Writers of Canada for the Best First Novel of 2002 and optioned for television.

           

 

PUBLISHED NON-FICTION:

 

1998    THE LIGHT AFTER THE DARK I
(Soft Cover) (244 pages)
Publisher: Key Porter Books

 

 

PUBLISHED: SHORT STORIES

 

2001    WOMEN’S WORLD
Photograph Album
(January issue)

 

2000      WORDSCAPE MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY 7
(295 pages)

Jealous Bullet

 

            CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE PARENT’S SOUL
The Photograph Album

 

1999    WORDSCAPE MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY 6
(444 pages)
The Credit Card Caper

 

            FRATERNALLY YOURS
Remember: Come Home

 

1998    WORDSCAPE MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY 5
(440 pages)
Late Again Harry

 

            WINNERS CIRCLE
(158 pages)
Fifteen short stories, selected by merit by submission
Metropolitan Toronto Authors Association

           
Jonas:
The Baker

 

1997    WORDSCAPE MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY 4
(467 pages)
Anthology, published by Metropolitan Toronto Authors Association

           
Ta-Ta-T-A-Ta
Growing Old
A Story in Two Words

 

 

SELF-PUBLISHED NON FICTION

 

2002    The Memories I Live With (Memoir)
The Life of Eugene Joseph

 

2001    THE LIGHT AFTER THE DARK II
(Soft Cover) (272 pages)
6 True Stories of Courage During the Holocaust

            Why Me, God?  Johoszua Cygelfarb

            Journey to Nowhere: Michel Mayer and his Family  

            Tell Them: The Jews Are Fighting in Warsaw: Avrom Feldberg

            It's Time to Live: Josef Morgenstern

            One Person Does Make a Difference: Max Meisels
Escape to Freedom: Ibolya and Andy Reti

 

1997    THE LIGHT AFTER THE DARK I
(Hard Cover
) (278 pages)
True Stories of Courage During the Holocaust
An Eye For an Eye: Zalman Katz
The Promises:
Michael Kutz
We Will Meet Again:
Moishe Perlmutter
I Have a Mission:
Dubi Arie

            I Knew My Enemy: Michael Rosenberg
Don't Worry: It Will Be Good:
Faiga and Batia Malamud

 

2000      WHY, ZAIDA?
(Hard Cover) (32 pages)
Illustrated children’s book uses metaphors to explain the Holocaust

 

 

PUBLISHED STORIES IN TABLOIDS:

New Generation

2001    Kugler

            Forgive Me

            A Touch of Love

            Growing Old

            Remember: Come Home

 

The Jewish War Veterans Commemorative Book

2000    A Story in Two Words

1999    The Baker

1998    The Cloth Coat

 

Canadian Jewish News

2003    Forgive Me

1999    What If . . .

1998    The Cloth Coat

1997    Who's There? A Yid.

 

North Toronto Post / Thornhill Post / Bayview Post

2000    The Cloth Coat

 

 

EXCERPTS:

            AN ORDINARY WOMAN IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
The Story of Ibolya Reti
Published by the The Multicultural Society of Ontario (1990)
A portion from the manuscript Escape to Freedom

 

            THE BOYS by Sir Martin Gilbert
Published by Douglas & McIntyre (1996)

            Portions of one story from the manuscript of Josh Segal:
Why Me, God?

 

PUBLISHED ON-LINE STORIES:

2003    Northcliffe Electronic Publishing (United Kingdom)
If Only . . .

 

2002    Creative Memories (Minnesota, U.S.A.)
The Photograph Album

 

2001    Northcliffe Electronic Publishing (United Kingdom)
Five Gold Watches

 

            Folklore Family (California, U.S.A.)
The Photograph Album

                                                                                                                 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

2005    Crime Writers of Canada Conference Book (June)
Doing It My Way – Self-Publishing

 

            Writer’s Union of Canada Newsletter (April)
Self-Publishing

           

2000   Writer’s Union of Canada Newsletter (October)
My Past Caught Me

 

            Canadian Writer’s Journal and
Writer’s Union of Canada Newsletter
. . . and the Cat Gnawed Off His Tail

 

1999    New Generation Tabloid
One Person Can Make A Difference:
Dr. Felicia Carmelly
(November)

            A Reason to Die (October)

            Moises Ville (October)

            The Mystery Surrounding The Struma (September)

 

            Canadian Authors Association
10 Ways to Self-Publish

 

1994    B’nai Brith Tribune

            What It Means To Be Jewish

 

 

PROMOTIONAL APPEARANCES OR REVIEWS:

RADIO:

            CIUT RADIO (Toronto)

            BROADCAST NEWS (Toronto)

ZELDA YOUNG RADIO SHOW (Toronto)(several times)

            ORILLIA RADIO (Orillia)

            OWEN SOUND RADIO (Owen Sound)

NEPEAN RADIO (CKCU-FM) (Nepean)

 

TELEVISION:

            CABLE TV (Regina)

            ROGERS TELEVISION (Kitchener)

            MYSTERY CHANNEL (Montreal)

ROGERS TELEVISION (London)

GLOBAL: CHANNEL 40 (Toronto)
CKCK-TV (CTV affiliate) (Regina)

            CKWS-TV (Kingston)

CHCH-TV (Hamilton)

 

NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES:

            Toronto Jewish News (Toronto)

            The Gazette (York University)

            Jerusalem Post (Israel)

            Lifestyle Magazine (New York)

            The National Jewish Post & Opinion (Indianapolis)

            London Views & Community News (London)

            The Jewish Post & News (Winnipeg)

            The Toronto Star (Toronto)

The Jewish Tribune (Toronto)

Profile (York University)

Excalibar (York University)

The Thornhill Post (Thornhill)

            The Jewish Free Press (Calgary)

            The Carillon (Regina)

The Leader Post (Regina)                         

            Forever Young (Kitchener)

            Good Times Magazine (Toronto)

 

 

CONFERENCES:

            Bloody Word V (Ottawa)(2002): panel

            Book Expo (Toronto)(2004): panel

            Bloody Word VI (Toronto)(2005): panel

 

 

BOOK FAIRS and EVENTS:

            Holocaust Education Week (Toronto) (2001)

            Word on the Street (Toronto) (2001)

            Israel Day (Toronto) (2001)

            Leo Baeck Jewish Book Fair (Thornhill) (2001)

Survivors of the Shoah (Toronto) (2001)

Jewish Book Fair (Toronto) (2001)

            Holocaust Education Week (Toronto) (2002)

            Word on the Street (Toronto) (2002)

            Israel Day (Toronto) (2002)    

            Israel Day (Toronto) (2003)

Jewish Book Fair (Winnipeg) (2004)

Holocaust Education Week (Toronto) (2004)

Jewish Book Fair (Toronto) (2004)

Israel Day (Toronto) (2004)

Word on the Street (Toronto) (2004)

Israel Day (Toronto) (2005)

Shuk in the Park (Toronto) (2005)

Gan Yeladim Centre (Toronto) (2005)

            Word on the Street (Toronto) (2005)

Holocaust Education Week (Toronto) (2005)

Jewish Book Fair (Toronto) (2005)

Israel Day (Toronto) (2006)

 

 

UNIVERSITIES:

            York University

            University of Western Ontario

 

 

BOOK STORES:

Chapters/Indigo: Branch Locations
Thornhill
Bayview Village
Windsor
Toronto
Richmond Hill
Yorkdale Mall
Eglinton

 

McNally Robinson Booksellers:

            Saskatoon

 

ORGANIZATIONS and SCHOOLS:

1998

   Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am (North York)

   Obev Shalom Congregation (South Orange, N.J.)

   Congregation Agudath Israel (Caldwell, N.J.)

   B’nai Brith Youth Organization (Toronto)

   United Synagogue Day School (Toronto)

   Renana Hadassah Chapter (Toronto)

   Jewish Women International (Toronto)

   National Council of Jewish Women (Toronto)

   Thornlea High School (Richmond Hill)

   Jewish Community Centre (Windsor)

 

1999

   Beit Rayam Congregation (Thornhill)

   Temple Anshe Shalom (Hamilton)

   Sephardic Educational Centre (Thornhill)

   B’nai Shalom V’Tikvah (Ajax)

   Beth Tikvah (North York)

   Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda (North York)

   Adath Sholom Synagogue (North York)

   Temple Kol Ami (Thornhill)

   Saskatchewan Jewish Centre (Regina)

   Congregation Agudas Israel (Saskatoon)

   Edmonton Jewish Centre (Edmonton)

   Calgary Jewish Centre (Calgary)

   N.C.J.W. Surburban Study Branch (North York)

   N.C.J.W. Orah Study Branch (Richmond Hill)

   Bernard Betel Centre (North York)

   Thornlea High School (Richmond Hill)

   Congregation Agudas Israel Sisterhood (Saskatoon)

   Fifty-Five Plus Club (Toronto)

   Seniors Group (Edmonton)

   B’nai Brith (Calgary)

   Na’amat (Club Masada) (Toronto)

   Leo Baeck School (Thornhill)

   Thom Collegiate (Regina)

   Campbell Collegiate (Regina)

   R. H. King Academy (Scarborough)

 

2000

   Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Thornhill)

   Temple Har Zion (Thornhill)

   Widows or Widowers (North York)

   Temple Emmanuel School (North York)

   Vaughan Public Libraries (Vaughan)

   Willowbrook Public School (Markham)

   Dufferin-Clark Library (Vaughan)

 

2001

   PAL (Toronto)

   Holy Blossom Temple Retirement Club (Toronto)

   Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Sisterhood (Toronto)

   Mind Benders (Thornhill)

   Holy Blossom Temple Brotherhood (Toronto)

   Beth Tikvah Synagogue (Toronto)

   Holy Blossom Religious School (Toronto)

   Beth David B’nai Israel Sisterhood (Toronto)

   Sha’aron Jewish Women International (Toronto)

   Temple Kol Ami Brotherhood (Thornhill)

 

2002

   Beth David B’nai Israel (Toronto)

   Bernard Betel Centre (Toronto)

   Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto)

   Beth Tikvah Chavara (Toronto)

   Cawthra Park Secondary School (Mississauga)

   Aldergrove Public School (Toronto)

 

2003

   Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue (Toronto)

   Lake Wilcox Elementary School (Richmond Hill)

   Baythorn Elementary School (Thornhill)

   Adath Israel Synagogue: Club L’Chai (Toronto)

   Na’amat Canada: Club Masada (Toronto)

   Muirhead Public School (Toronto)

   O.I.S.E. College (Toronto)

 

2004

   Mind Benders (Toronto)

   Newmarket Public Library (Newmarket)

   Kehillat Shaarei Torah (Toronto)

   Adath Israel Synagogue (Brotherhood) (Toronto)

   Beth David B’nai Israel Synagogue (Toronto)

   O.I.S.E. College (Toronto)

   Richvale Writers Group (Richmond Hill)

 

2005

   Beth Tikvah Brotherhood (Toronto)

   E. J. Sands Elementary School (Toronto)

   T. L. Kennedy Secondary School (Mississauga)

   Bloomington Gospel Church (Stouffville)

   George S. Henry Academy (Toronto)

   T. L. Kennedy Secondary School (Mississauga) (again)

   Kensington Place (Toronto)

   Beth Tikvah Chavara (Toronto)

   Willowbrook Public School (Markham)

   Richvale Writers Group (Richmond Hill)

   George Brown Campus (Toronto)

   Adath Israel Synagogue (Toronto)

 

2006

   YWCA Women’s Day Conference (St. Thomas)

   T. L. Kennedy Secondary School (Mississauga) (again)

   Beersheva Na’amat (Toronto)

   Women’s Study Group (Toronto)

   J.C.C. Mosaic Day (Toronto)