Hello Friends!–This will be a short blog entry merely to introduce an interview conducted by my dear friend, Sharon Benjamin, who along with husband, Randall, runs a podcast called “Secrets to a Successful Life.” Sharon is a successful woman in her own right, as an author and a professor of English. But, as I am sure she would agree, her greatest pride is her three wonderful and accomplished sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to discuss my work, Sharon!
I also want to welcome my newest “daughter,” Elisha to the Wachtel crew! She and our son, Brad, were married on April 14 in a memorable and inspiring ceremony. We look forward to sharing many more happy events with Elisha and her lovely family in the years ahead! My cup runneth over…
Till next time—Shirley
Shirley Russak Wachtel is an educator, novelist, and author of several children’s books. Her short stories and poems have appeared in various literary journals. She earned a Doctor of Letters Degree from Drew University, and in 2017 she received the Middlesex County College Scholar of the Year Award.
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