Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Ever wonder what the fabulous women of our NYC chapter do when they’re not taking part in WNBA board meetings or attending one of our many events? Here are some of the interesting things members get up to around town.

Deborah Batterman was featured in Ashley Barron’s Author Interview Series. Read what she has to say on why she’s drawn to writing fiction and essays plus the challenges of publishing and promoting one’s work.

Talia Carner gave a lecture entitle ‘Princess or Prisoner: the hidden world of ultra-Orthodox Jewish women  in the early 1900s in Jerusalem’  at the West End Synagogue on Thursday, January 12.

Susannah Greenberg, of Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, was interviewed by Linda Leon on Blog Talk Radio’s ‘Book that Author’, a talk show devoted to authors, editors and other book professionals, on Friday, January 13. Susannah was also a guest blogger on CoryPutmanOakes.com, writing about her Top Tips for Young Adult PR. More info atwww.yaltichat.com.

My Mother's Boyfriend
Alice Jacoby
‘s new YA novel My Mother’s Boyfriend and Me, is the story of what happens to fifteen-year-old Laurie after her mother’s hot new boyfriend moves in with them. ‘Look Inside’ features now available on Amazon.com, and on B&N too in the near future.


Fatima Shaik‘s essay ‘What Are You Reading: Literacy in the Age of Electronic Thinking‘ appeared in the October issue of the New Orleans Tribune newspaper and on its website.  (Please note that the website reference to the July/August issue is incorrect.)

Jill Tardiff, WNBA’s Chief Representative to the United Nations, will attend the Annual Committee on Teaching about the United Nations, (CTAUN), February 3. This year’s theme, ‘Education IS a Human Right.’  (Read Jill’s current report in UN Corner.)
Helen Wan*‘s debut novel, The Firm Outing will be published by Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, Summer 2013. The novel tells the story of a young Chinese-American attorney about to make partner at her prestigious firm, but finds it difficult to reconcile the firm’s business practices with her own ethics. For more information, check out the report in Publishers Weekly.
*Helen met her agent, Josh Getzler, at last year’s WNBA-NYC Query Roulette. If you’re interested in taking part in this year’s Query Roulette, please go here.

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