Stefanie’s Blog

The Morning After

November 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Morning After I am struggling to maintain my world view. I am distraught, my faith in humanity deeply shaken. I am terrified of the pain that will be inflicted upon all of us, but especially those least prepared to bear it. And yet, even in the despair, I think–I hope–I can still see the glimmer of light that reminds me that [Read more...]

Truth Be Told

January 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

This Fall, I had the privilege of teaching a memoir writing course for the Salzman Foundation Life Long Learning Institute at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ. The class, entitled Memoir: Telling Your Story, Writing from the Heart, was my first for the Salzman Foundation and my first foray into memoir! Working with 10 fabulous adults, we [Read more...]

My appearance on Boomer Generation Radio is available as a podcast

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I enjoyed being a guest on Boomer Generation Radio this week! Check out the podcast for our conversation about transitions, writing, and exploring the intersection between psychology and spirituality through story. Me being interviewed on Boomer Generation Radio by Rabbi Richard Address. Listen to the podcast in the player below. [Read more...]

Is it Fiction or is it Memoir? Sharing our Stories, Sharing Our Souls

December 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Recently, I tried something new.  I was the guest at Congregation M’kor Shalom’s book group, where I led a discussion about two of my short stories. Of course, I share my writing every time someone reads it, and I’ve also done readings at coffee houses and galleries.  But this was the first time I was going to facilitate a [Read more...]

Isolation and Connection

November 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

In my last blog post, I referred to the isolation of the writing process, and the connection I seek in sharing my writing with others. I am often surprised that I choose to spend so many hours in my week sitting by myself in front of the computer screen, given that I’m a fairly extroverted and social person. Sometimes it seems to me that my [Read more...]


November 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

I’m often asked where I get my ideas for stories, and why I write about the subjects I choose. I bumble around for a bit, then say that my stories seem “given” to me. That is, they show up in my mind, travel through my fingertips onto the keyboard and appear on my laptop screen. My main job is to stay out of my own way and try not to [Read more...]