NEA Support



Love books?  How about the people who write them?  Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant:  Next step?  Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The […]

Port Washington Library Book and Author Luncheon, 2017



Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers.  Essentially, there was no time to dither.  Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co.  Arts organizations had to fight back.  Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to […]

Domestic Terrorism, Red, White and Blue



­Here we are again, with the FBI and local law enforcement finally closing down a right-wing militia action. But they’ll be back: I know it. I studied it. Around 1995, the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, I got curious about the radical right – militias, the Christian Identity movement, white supremacists, freemen. I needed […]

My E-Experience



MY E-XPERIENCE By Susan Isaacs This is what it was supposed to be: a short mystery story that would be part of an anthology.  The only requirements were it had to be set within the last seventy-five years in New York City.  Piece o’ cake, right? Right.  Except I don’t write a lot of short […]

E-books and me



My first downloads on my new Sony Reader (back in the dawn of e-civilization) were the freebies: Hamlet, the US Constitution, Pride and Prejudice, Huckleberry Finn, Leaves of Grass. The Sony library at the time wasn’t exactly bursting with choices…

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NEVER SHOW YOUR INDEX CARDS



Today, the official publication date of As Husbands Go, I’m going to Joan Smith’s flower shop on Main Street in Port Washington for a Newsday photo shoot.  Well, “photo shoot” sounds kind of four-pages-in-Vogue, and for all I know this could be a teeny black and white accompanying the paper’s review of my novel.  But the point is […]