Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Kim Moritsugu and I launch our new novels, The Restoration of Emily, and Season of Iron. Here we are reading to a full house at David Mirvish Books in Toronto last Sunday. Posted by Picasa
Husband Dr. Jerry Warsh, and I at the launch of my third Rebecca Temple book, Season of Iron, at David Mirvish Books, Sunday May 28th, 2006. Posted by Picasa
That's publisher, Kirk Howard, on my left, and my friend, Dr. Herb Batt, on my right at the launch of Season of Iron at David Mirvish Books, Sunday May 28th, 2006. In the left foreground, Kim Moritsugu, my launch partner, whose fourth book, The Restoration of Emily, was recently published. Posted by Picasa
My agent, John Pearce, and I, in a huddle during the launch of my third book in the Rebecca Temple series, Season of Iron.
Behind us are Dundurn publisher Kirk Howard and editor Michael Carroll. Posted by Picasa
Kim Moritsugu and I launch our new novels at Mirvish Books, a magnificent Toronto book store that incorporates a former art gallery. Posted by Picasa

Launch at David Mirvish Books

Maureen Jennings dropped into my launch at David Mirvish Books in Toronto. I launched Season of Iron on Sunday May 28th, 2006, together with Kim Moritsugu, who launched her fourth book, The Restoration of Emily. We had a great turnout and served cheese, fruit, and Stilton shortbread. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Kurfurstendamm, Berlin

The Kurfurstendamm is Berlin's most popular fashionable street, with exclusive shops and restaurants. In my book, Season of Iron, the Eisenbaums, a Jewish family, run a store in the 1930s which sells exclusive undershirts and underwear. It lies just off the Kurfurstendamm.

Olympic Stadium, Berlin 1936

This shows the Olympic Stadium in Berlin that the Nazis built for the 1936 Olympics.

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin

This is the Olympic Stadium in Berlin as it looks today. The stadium was built by the Nazi government for the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin. In my new book, Season of Iron, Frederika Eisenbaum has the unique opportunity, for a Jew, to attend the women's foil fencing match at the 1936 Olympics. The three medal winners were all part-Jewish.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Look for new book

My new book, Season of Iron, will be published in May 2006. In this 3rd in the Dr. Rebecca Temple series, she tries to help a homeless woman in Toronto in 1979. When the woman is killed, Rebecca finds that nobody is who they appear to be, from a German fencing instructor to an Egyptian physician developing a drug from snake venom. Alternating chapters follow a Jewish family, the Eisenbaums, in 1930s Berlin during the Nazi rise to power. The youngest, Frederika, becomes a doctor against all odds, but as the Nazi grip tightens around the Jews, she loses the right to practice, and is finally sent to a concentration camp. Rebecca’s and Frederika’s stories connect in a startling conclusion.