Member Monday: Member Updates

Pnina Moed Kass took part in Book Week in Israel. As author of the picture book series Berale The Snail (9 books, Hebrew, Keter Publishers), Pnina tries to appear at as many venues as she can, reading her books at Story Hours and signing books at city fairs.

Sheila Lewis has over five years’ experience coaching writers of all stripes in her monthly writing groups. She offers her trademark MeditateWriteNow! prompts and exercises to help you jump start your memoir, polish your novel, and everything in between. Members enjoy brief meditation and visualization exercises to refresh and focus the mind, writing, and critique time.

Jane Murphy has just released an illustrated chapter book for 8-11 year olds. Pipper’s Secret Ingredient is a madcap adventure with Pipper, food blogger, world-traveler, and friend to a tight group of canine companions. Loveable protagonist models valuable life skills traveling the globe with exposure to exotic locales and cultures and a celebration of healthful eating and cooking. Visit the website at

Carol Rial‘s short story, ‘What We’ll Eat,’ was a finalist in The Iowa Review Award in Fiction for 2012.  For more about Carol, visit her website,

Rachel Slaiman had two articles published on the Latin Trends website, while continuing to look for full time work: One Stop Cuisine: Latin American Chefs and The Most Common Word in Job Hunting: No!  You can vote for Rachel’s newest article ‘How to Save and Find 30 Extra Minutes for the Next Day’ at, her entry in the Red Sky Contest.


  1. Congratulations to Rachel, Pnina,Jane and Carol on their publications – and Sheila, well that sounds really interesting. I’d like to hear more about her monthly writing groups.