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An Old Essay and a Surprise

Last fall I found an old essay, written when I was 50, the same week that I saw a Writers’ Digest call for entries in its Personal Essay contest, I sent in “Your Rings and Your Wallet,” about a 50th birthday gift–a luxurious day at a luxury spa–which, in an eventually humorous way, was anything […]

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“Finest Five”

Happy New Year! In December, the first chapter of my novel-in-progress was awarded Silver in the Off Campus Writers’ Workshop “Finest Five” contest. In fact, this first chapter is only three pages. The novel, Markers, raises the issue of whether one wants to know if they have a fatal disease, and whether their future partner […]

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STS Awarded IAC Grant

Happy to report that Donna Steele Productions’ premiere of Saluting the Sun as a stage musical was awarded an Illinois Arts Council matching grant! You can help through Go Fund Me, under Donna Steele or Saluting the Sun (which was my third novel).

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Saluting the Sun, A New Musical

Thrilled that actress, director and retired Founder of Steel Beam Theater, Chicago, Donna Steele, is producing a new musical, based on my third novel, Saluting the Sun, at The Edge Theater at 5451 Broadway in Chicago from November 24 to December 3. Vocal artist and voice/drama teacher Amy Steele composed the music. I understand they […]

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Published!

If you are one of the 160,000 members of the ACBL, my bridge short story, “Partnership Agreements” just came out in the May issue of the Bridge Bulletin. This summer I will post the story for nonmembers when it is no longer current.

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Partnership Agreements

Happy to report that my story, Partnership Agreements, will be published in the American Contract Bridge League’s Bridge Bulletin in May. The Bulletin, with a circulation of 160,000, doesn’t usually print fiction, but this story has so much truth in it, and a lesson or two about the key to a successful competitive bridge partnership: […]

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Short (true) story posted today on OCWW’s About Write

My short essay, “Taking the Self Out of Self-Publishing” appears today on the Off Campus Writers’ blog, and tells the story of how a chance encounter with a homeless kid led to not only a novel (Warming Up) and a story collection (Kind Eyes) but also a touching reconnection with a high school classmate who […]

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A Thriller of a Short Story by Terry Malik

If you like thrillers, this short story, Tomorrow is Best Forgotten, by my former law partner, Terry Malik, will thrill you. It is published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Westchester Writers Magazine, CONFETTI MAGAZINE. Terry is the author of the prize-winning psycho-drama, The Bricklayer of Albany Park.

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Relocation

My very short story, Relocation, was published recently in The Bangalore Review. Click the link to read 496 words, and no, it’s not totally autobiographical!

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Stories That Need To Be Told

Happy to report that my short story, Fishing, was published this winter in the 2021 volume of STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD, an anthology from Tulip Tree Publishing. The collection includes 34 stories and is available on amazon. I also recently learned that my story, This Is the Story I Was Given Today will […]

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