Category Archives: Publications

Once a Poet…

Once upon a time in 1984, I was teaching a Writing Workshop at Richmond Hill High School in Queens. Two of my most memorable students were enrolled in the course: Pete and Darren.  High school classes are by nature, rife … Continue reading

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Book Signing @ Book Revue in Huntington, NY

During my teenage years, Cousin Brucie used to say that Friday night is pick up night and Saturday night is date night. Well, this Friday night, why not come to my book signing event at Book Revue in Huntington where you … Continue reading

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Strike While the e-book is Hot

Kindle is on fire! Why I am personally touting the e-book doesn’t quite make sense since I am not yet the proud owner of one.  But there is method to my madness. According to the New York Times, Amazon Kindle is cornering … Continue reading

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The Process

People always ask me if I miss being in the classroom. Although the world is my classroom,  I don’t tell them that. I usually respond with, “No, I’ve written all about it.” My memoir covers it all, creating all the … Continue reading

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Running With the Backpack Set

How a New York City high school teacher hooked up with the track team and enriched lives, including her own By Melinda Ehrlich This article appeared in Long Island Footnotes – April 2011.            Practically everyone at Richmond Hill … Continue reading

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Pitchapalooza – Oh, What a Night!

The New York Times covered this event Please follow the link below to view: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/nyregion/12artsli.html?_r=2&ref=todayspaper Dateline: Book Revue in Huntington, December 2- Writers were invited to present a one-minute pitch (subject to a timer and stopped in mid-sentence if need be) to … Continue reading

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Seat The Parents

Published June of 2010 on : www.more.com – Link: http://www.more.com/22078/22663-seat-the-parents Freshly graduated from college, Kenny and I moved in together just around the time Carly Simon was singing “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be.” This was in … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Letters

If you know The Catcher in the Rye like I know The Catcher in the Rye, poring over a few of Jerome David Salinger’s letters was a trip down memory lane. After several attempts, I finally got to the Salinger … Continue reading

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Roxanna Elden’s book, “See Me After Class”

     Author David Sterry has been exceedingly helpful to me in my quest to get published. Ever since I met him at his own book signing event at Huntington’s Book Revue last year, we have been in professional contact. His latest … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Times Op-Ed

     Yesterday Kenny alerted me to Bob Herbert’s column on the Times Op-Ed page before I  even opened the paper. He said, “You should blog about this.” Instead of blogging right away, I sent a letter to the editor as I’ve done … Continue reading

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