My work encompasses a variety of topics.
- I love food – and share my cooking adventures with readers of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, my local paper, each week. My cookbook, Garden Gourmet, includes many recipes arranged by seasons.
- I love nature and the outdoors – which is reflected in many of my poems and some of my children’s writing.
- I’m neurodiverse – which inspired my first book, Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies, the poetry collection Different, and some of my children’s stories.
- I’m also an immigrant and descended from Holocaust survivors – which inspired my mom’s memoir, My Nine Lives, some of my poems, and a middle-grade novel I’m working on.
Would you like to order signed or personalized copies online?
Oh, yes, you can! You can purchase personalized signed copies of nearly ALL of the books or anthologies I've been part of! For autographed copies and to support a local merchants, order from the Saranac Lake Village Mercantile https://villagemerc.com/
THE VILLAGE MERCANTILE
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EMPLOYMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME OR NON-VERBAL LEARNING DISABILITY
With practical and technical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field.
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MY NINE LIVES: A MEMOIR
A detailed, invaluable first-hand narrative of Holocaust survival in Poland.
“This well-written and deeply affecting memoir is extraordinarily timely—not only as a lesson in how suddenly and violently the world as we know it can collapse, but as a beautiful reminder of the bravery and compassion abiding in our fellow man.” – Niki Kourofsky, Senior Editor, Adirondack Life Magazine
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Listen to Joe Dockery's interview with Dana Fast, who escaped the Warsaw Ghetto as a young girl during the Nazi occupation of WWII – episode 2 at www.fromthehipradio.net and on YouTube:
Susan Hoffer mentions the painting she did of Dana, a Holocaust survivor, in this North Country public radio interview: