[Originally posted 9/7/21 on @carolinepritchardwrites] Celebrating the start of the Jewish New Year AND six days until the release of Gitty and Kvetch with this very official Yiddish glossary-in-motion. Tap the photo to watch over on Instagram! I’ll be real with you: I’ve watched Manu’s “Kvetch” ~10.7m times at this point. 🎶 Klezmer by Uli… Read more »
[Originally posted @carolinepritchardwrites on 8/28/21] I am struck by this truth every single time I hold GITTY AND KVETCH in my hands. Its pages carry the fingerprints of all the people who have poured into my life and this story. Each character, every turn of a phrase, any attempt at a laugh or tender moment…… Read more »
[Originally posted @carolinepritchardwrites on August 1, 2020] It’s August 1st, which means Gitty and Kvetch hits shelves this month… whattt?!! Here is the truth: preorders are a big ol’ deal in publishing. They signal interest to the publisher and booksellers, which makes a meaningful impact on not just promotion but also your ability to make… Read more »
[Originally posted @carolinepritchardwrites on July 14, 2020] I’m not historically one for avoidance, but WOW did I find every reason not to tear open that cardboard box. Instead, I grabbed it from our doorstep and promptly shoved it under the typewriter. I then proceeded to stare at it suspiciously every time I walked by for… Read more »
How it started ➡️ how it’s going (… did I do that right?!) Leone Elizabeth was born on 2/9 and, per her official doctor’s report, is a particularly delicious ball of smoosh.
[Originally posted @carolinepritchardwrites on February 11, 2020] A brief moment of kvelling… the cover for my picture book debut GITTY AND KVETCH is here ❤️ This story brings up a swirl of intense memories and feelings this week in particular. I am remembering my Poppy’s relentless joy. Oy vey’ing at my mishpocheh’s dry humor. Channeling… Read more »
Thank you to the prolific, thoughtful, wise Erica Perl for sharing her work and vision in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month. Here are some highlights: ▪️ A brilliant categorization of influential Jewish books from her childhood, including those involving “Jew-ish” themes (e.g. Ira Sleeps Over), immigration / NYC (e.g. The Carp in the Bathtub), the… Read more »