AN INTERVIEW with me by Caroline Leavitt
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro isn’t just an acclaimed author–she’s also one of my oldest, dearest, warmest and funniest friends. The author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster) and the Indie Finalist Kaylee’s Ghost (Amazon and Nook), she is now publishing with SheBooks, which puts out ebooks which can be bought through the company, through your favorite indie store, and wherever books are sold. What I Wish You’d Told Me is a collection of three stories of women of all ages grappling with the whacky and the tragic in their lives.
Secrets, set in the sixties, is about a teenage girl whose illusions about her best friend’s family are blasted along with her faith in Kennedy’s Camelot. A Sympathetic Listener is about a twenty-four-year-old woman with cancer who, on her healing odyssey, finds connection and support from a most surprising source. In Great Aunt Mariah and the Gigolo, a seventy-something widow rocks the family when she brings home her young beau. All the stories are hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and absolutely wonderful.
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Nancy Rubin Stuart
July 11, 2014 @ 11:48 am
Congratulations Rochelle, on your wonderful explanations about why and how you write. As usual you made me laugh, cry and shake my head at the clever way you weave the lunacy of life into a great read !
July 11, 2014 @ 3:18 pm
l LOVED this interview. The questions and answers were rich in themselves.