Blog posts about the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries and their author Rabbi Ilene Schneider

Archive for August, 2013

NEWLY AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Two publications, both from Adams Media, the publisher of TALK DIRTY YIDDISH, which you, my faithful fans (you know who you are) may find of interest:

1.THE AFTERLIFE SURVEY: A RABBI, A CEO, A DOG WALKER, AND OTHERS ON THE UNIVERSAL QUESTION – “WHAT COMES NEXT?” by Maureen Milliken (http://tinyurl.com/kuodham).

I’m the “rabbi” of the title. The author had interviewed me, and I had forgotten about the book until I was checking my name on Amazon. I downloaded the book onto my Kindle and searched for my name. Fortunately, I didn’t make an idiot of myself.

2.TALK DIRTY AROUND THE WORLD 2014 DAILY CALENDAR: 365 DAYS OF CURSES, SLANG WORDS, AND STREET LINGO YOU NEED TO GET AROUND THE WORLD by Alexis Munier, Emmanuel Tichelli, Ilene Schneider, Karin Eberhardt, Laura Martinez. (http://tinyurl.com/jwmrdcb)

Based, I’m guessing, on the TALK DIRTY (in French, German, Italian, Spanish – and, of course, Yiddish) series. I’m listed as a co-author, but knew nothing about this boxed daily calendar until I saw it listed on Amazon.

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WHERE TO FIND ME

Here are my appearances and conferences until the end of 2013. (And, yes, for those of you in CA, I have already registered for the 2014 Left Coast Crime and 2014 Bouchercon.)
 
AUGUST 18, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: Paperback Exchange, 703 ½ 9th Ave., BELMAR, NJ – Book Sale and Signing
 
AUGUST 22-25:  Killer Nashville (Aug. 23-25), NASHVILLE, TN –– panels: Fri., Aug. 23, 10:10 AM-11:40 AM, “Hardboiled Heroines and Feisty Female Sleuths/Strong Female Protagonists;” Sat., Aug. 24, 11:20 AM-12:20 AM, “Fiction on the Fringes: Writing about Other Cultures, Closed Societies and Countercultures.”  
 
SEPTEMBER 10, 7:00 PM: Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Rd., WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ – Panel discussion sponsored by New Jersey Authors Network
 
SEPTEMBER 22, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM: Congregation Ahavat Olam Sisterhood Sukkot Brunch, 106 Windeler Rd., HOWELL, NJ – talk on “What Makes a Jewish Book Jewish?”
 
OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM: Ohav Shalom Sisterhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner, 944 Second St. Pike, RICHBORO, PA – book reading and signing
 
OCTOBER 24-28:  Magna Cum Murder (Oct. 25-27), INDIANAPOLIS, IN
 
NOVEMBER 8-11:  New England Crime Bake (Nov. 9-10), DEDHAM, MA
 
NOVEMBER 10, 2:00 PM (tentative): Ahavat Torah Sisterhood, 1179 Central Street, STOUGHTON, MA – book reading and signing
 
DECEMBER 12, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: A Novel Idea, Chapter Two, Landis Marketplace, 631 E. Landis Ave., VINELAND – book sale and signing
 
 

JUDGE’S COMMENTS FROM PSWA PRIZE

Michelle Perin, Chairperson of the Public Safety Writers Association Writing Contest, which awarded 1st place to UNLEAVENED DEAD, emailed me her comments. I have her permission to plaster them all over the ether.

“Judge’s Comments:
What a wonderful story. Although I didn’t know many of the words and the customs weaved into this novel, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by learning them. I felt pulled into a whole new world. The plot was interesting and the characters unique. I liked this story from the beginning to the end.”

Thank you, Michelle. Your check is in the mail. (Joke! Really! It’s a joke! I don’t mess with someone who spent Saturday running for 2 miles, doing yoga, then powerwalking for 2 miles; and then on Sunday ran for 4 miles and then went to the gym and did an arm workout. Whatever that means. I don’t think she was referring to lifting spoonsful of ice cream from a gallon container to her mouth.)

I’M GUEST BLOGGING AGAIN

My thanks to Lelia Taylor for inviting me to post a blog on her Buried under Books site. It’s about Amazon rankings and reading book series in order. Trust me: the topics do intersect.

http://cncbooksblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/about-those-amazon-rankings/