California, here I come! I will be at the Los Angeles Book Festival next weekend (April 22-23) on the USC campus. I will be sharing a booth (#025 – Cardinal) with eight other Phoenix authors. My shifts will be around 10:30am-3pm each day. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.
I have just been nominated for the 2017 Top Female Authors Award presented by “The Authors Show.” The award is given to self-published female authors. Winners will be announced June 30, 2017. Keep your fingers crossed!
Just received the review from Readers’ Favorite after waiting for months…but the wait was worth it! Another five-star review:
“Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II by Jan Krulick-Belin is a collection of heartrending and poignant memories the author has of her father, Bill, which she shares with readers through this book. The author’s love for her father is evident through her words, and she speaks of how she tried to keep him alive after his death so that he would not slip away completely from their memories. The author’s collection of get-well cards from grade 1 kept him in her thoughts and she always looked at these as her last link to him. Fifty years later, another set of letters brings him back into her life by telling her things about her and her father, which her mother was not able to tell her during her lifetime. It is a story of love, romance, family, persistence, patience, discovery, and family ties that will touch the hearts of readers on many levels.
The author puts her father’s memories into words beautifully and this resonates well with readers. The narration is detailed and descriptive, and the author takes readers on an unexpected and remarkable journey of her life. The amazing letters, the spiritual undertones, the Jewish connection, and lastly descriptions of World War II make the book an amazing read. The pictures in the book will help readers connect better with the characters, and the letters written by her father to her mother speak of the love they shared for each other. The author gives a voice to her father’s life and tells readers how he made an impact while he lived, and the way he loved her mother and their family. The memoir has been beautifully executed and readers can feel the love and family bonding clearly through the author’s words and expressions.”
— Readers’ Favorite: March 16, 2017
Love, Bill is now being carried by the book shop in The Jewish Museum in New York City!
Here are the next three appearances where I will either be making a presentation or signing books. Hope to see you there!
Mesa Library’s Author of the Month:
|Red Mountain Branch: Presentation and Book Signing
635 N. Power Road, Mesa, AZ
Saturday, February 11, 11:00am -1:00pm
|Dobson Ranch Branch: Book Signing
2425 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ
Saturday, February 18, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Contact: Stephanie Foster, (480) 644-3253
|Presentation and Book Signing:
Congregation Beth Israel
10460 North 56th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Sunday, February 12, 2:00pm
Contact: Dr. Ben Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be signing books this Saturday, February 4th, from 1:00-3:00pm at the Main Branch of Mesa Public Library. Hope to see you there!
(64 East 1st Street, Mesa, AZ)
As I have been traveling around the Phoenix area to make presentations about Love, Bill, I am learning that there is much more to my journey than just selling books. In a week, I will have spoken to three Jewish War Veterans Groups. I never really thought of myself as the daughter of a veteran before, since it had been such a remote part of my experience. But now, I better understand the supreme sacrifice that all veterans make, and specifically, the sacrifice that Dad and other Jewish veterans made during WWII. As Dad wrote: “When there is no war, killing is murder, but now it’s salvation. There are others who must be protected, and that is our only means to halt mass murder. For us who are Jewish, it is our only hope.” A few weeks ago, I was honored with an award from Jewish War Veterans Scottsdale Post 210 with a Certificate of Appreciation and Honorable Membership (name spelled incorrectly, but the sentiment stands). I think Daddy would be so proud!
I will be discussing Love, Bill and signing books at two upcoming events:
Red Mountain Library, 635 North Power Road, Mesa, AZ on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 1:00-3:00pm
Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Margaret Hance Deck Park, 1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10:00am-3:00pm . Stop by our Phoenix Author Booth # 22A and say ,”Hi.”
Hope to see you there!!!!
I participated today in downtown Mesa’s Small Business Saturday. Unfortunately, the shopkeepers didn’t advertise this year, so turnout was minimal. Oh, well. But I did get to hang out with some of my author friends–a shout out to Patrick Hodges, Laura Orsini, and Cristina Whitehawk! And thanks to Patience Fones of Bonny Books for supporting us.
I will be signing books during the Bonny Books Author Event on Small Business Saturday at Jarrod’s’ Coffee and Tea Gallery (154 West Main Street, Mesa) on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3:00-4:00pm. Hope to see you there!