My thanks to the Jewish Ledger for publishing an article about my recent Gold Medal award in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Competition. I’m flattered by the quotes and comments in the article and especially the mention of the museum exhibit of my mother, Sidonia’s, clothing designs at the Windham Textile and History Museum, beginning February 8 and extending until April 28, 2019. You can read the article here.
Thanks to the BookLife Prize for judging Sidonia’s Thread as a semi-finalist for the BookLife Prize. As one of thirty titles to advance to this level out of almost one thousand entries, I am truly honored. Congrats to the 2018 winner of the prize, Michael F. Stewart, author of Ray vs. the Meaning of Life. The following are the kind comments by the BookLife Critic’s Report of Sidonia’s Thread, rating it an overall 9.75 out of 10:
Plot: This memoir is almost perfectly plotted. The only issue is the ending, which drags on a bit too long with an epilogue and end notes.
Prose: The prose here is as excellent as the storytelling. A pleasure to read.
Originality: The author has crafted a compelling, emotional, and original story.
Character Development: The author has created vivid and memorable characters. Over the course of the book, the daughter comes to understand the mother in a way that will be rewarding for readers.
Sidonia’s Thread has won the 2018 Gold Medal for Memoir in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Competition. Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for choosing Sidonia’s Thread as the Gold Medal Winner. It is a real honor!
Hanna appeared at the recent breakfast for the new recipients of the Springfield Council of Jewish Women Scholarship with some words about the importance of community helpers to assist a student realize her dream of a college education. Without them, there would have been no college for me, so I owe them so much for any success I may have attained in my life. See the article in the Springfield Republican here.