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Lioness in Blue: my new age-difference romance novelette

“Shira Glassman packs so much detail to these characters in so few words and paints an intimate picture of two Jewish oboists who have both lost someone they love to cancer.” – Chasia Lloyd‘s review Presenting Lioness in Blue, my new Jewish … Continue reading

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Presenting Esther, one of Perach’s star violinists

This cutie is one of the stars of the novel A Harvest of Ripe Figs, in which her violin is stolen after her concert in the capital city. As she nervously tries to help the queen solve the mystery, she finds … Continue reading

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Florida married

We were married before. We’ve been married since 2007, in our hearts. But now we are key lime pie married, we are navel oranges in the winter married, we are feet in the ocean married, we are date palms guarding … Continue reading

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Queer feminist fiction — with dragons!

Today, paperback copies of Climbing the Date Palm hit the shelves at Wild Iris Books, our local feminist/LGBTQ+ bookstore! The bookstore’s owner and I are holding it up with the first book in the series,The Second Mango.

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Princess Shulamit tubing on the Itchetucknee

This is tomorrow night’s concert, the one where we’re playing the world premiere of Disney’s official orchestral suite of Frozen music. The orchestra hired Becca Schauer, who’s one of my regular artists, to do the art for this poster, so naturally, when they said … Continue reading

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Sending gift citrus

“The crop is really sweet this year!” We live in Florida, and we send a gift box of honeybells to my in-laws up in Boston every winter. The fictional country of Perach is inspired by Florida (“perach” even means “flower” … Continue reading

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