|Posted on March 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM|
Today marks the start of a Sunday Author feature on my blog. Every Sunday, I plan on featuring one of the very talented authors at Prism Book Group. I'm kicking things off with an author so prolific, one of her books has been made into a movie! I'm so pleased to be a part of the same publishing family as this talented lady. Without further ado, everyone meet DVORA WAYSMAN:
Dvora Waysman was born Dorothy Opas in Melbourne, Australia. She came to live in Israel with herhusband and four children in 1971. They now have 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren , all living in Israel. Today, her home is in Jerusalem.
She is widely known as a teacher of Creative Writing and a syndicated journalist. She is the author of 13 published books, the most recent ones being “The Pomegranate Pendant” (now a movie under the title of “The Golden Pomegranate”); its sequel “The Seeds of the Pomegranate”; “Esther” – a Jerusalem |Love Story; “In A Good Pasture” and my memoir “My Long Journey Home.”
She has received several literary awards – the “For Jerusalem” citation by the late Mayor Teddy Kollek for fiction, articles and poems about Jerusalem; and the Seef Award from the Society for Justice, Ethics and Morals as “Best Foreign Correspondent”. Na’amat Women, in USA did her the honor of selecting her as “The Israeli woman who has made a difference in literature.”
In the past, she has served as Press Officer of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.
Her latest novel, Autumn Blessing, is available at allo fine online retailers including Amazon.
Autumn can be a desolate season. For Dorothy, after losing her husband, the autumn of her life stretches before her lonely and uncertain. But a change, a new hobby, and new friends prove this new season to be bountiful with blessings.