European Mother and Child 1962 Edna Hibel Two weeks ago my daughter had the flu. It was mild, but enough to keep her home and in bed for a week. I did everything I could for her. I brought her hot tea, fresh OJ and toast with jam. I set up the humidifier in her … Continue reading Margret Brave
Two days ago I heard from the granddaughter of the man who helped to save my family. Here is what she sent.: Hello, the man who arranged the (false) passports was my grandfather. As I met Margret and Heinz several times ... I remember several related stories. Here and there the facts are a bit … Continue reading 48 Amazing Hours
I had my first nibble and my first rejection from a literary agent this month. I have an author friend with an agent, and I decided to check out what types of books her agent was interesting in representing. Her website mentioned history, and narrative nonfiction and YA. This could be the one, I thought. … Continue reading True or False?
Yesterday afternoon, while my husband and I were doing chores around the house, my mother in law called and left a message for "the famous Heidi Fishman." It took me a minute to figure out what she was referring to, and then I realized the local paper had published the article about memoir writing that … Continue reading My 15 Minutes of Fame
When my cousin got wind of my endeavor to write this book she emailed saying:Don't forget the story about ...(I'm leaving the details out here as they will come in the book). [Your mother] told me the story before she married your father. When I reminded her of it years later, she did not remember … Continue reading Thanks for the Memories
My mother graciously agreed to tell her story to my son's 7th grade history class at Crossroads Academy. She is a holocaust survivor and her memories cover her war years as a German-Jewish child living in Amsterdam. She was only 5 when the war started. Two years later she returned to my children's school and … Continue reading The Idea is Born