A Modern Woman: Writer of the Week with Universal by Design
Hello Guys and Girls!
21st century life continues to dazzle. To think that here I am in Manhattan and my publishers are in hip Berkeley and trending Toronto; my website manager in Austin TX; and my PR team in Nashville TN. There was a time when we thought a ten-inch black-and-white Emerson TV the last word. The times they are still a-changing. But for the last word today from your trusty blogger, click on the video. It was a wonderful experience. I learned a great deal about what to do and what not to do. Listen carefully for the New York 'ambiance.' I hope you enjoy it.
Bon week-end mes amis...
Barbara Bracht Donsky is the International best-selling author of Missing Mother, the Harper Collins Canada reprint of the award-winning memoir, Veronica’s Grave: A Daughter’s Memoir.
2017 IPBA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER MEDAL WINNER
2017 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE FINALIST AWARD
2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD ‘DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE
2017 BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDAL
2016 READERS FAVORITE SILVER MEDAL FOR MEMOIR
A reading specialist with a former private practice for children in Oyster Bay, New York, Dr. Donsky served for many years as president and capital campaign coordinator of the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay–East Norwich. A magna cum laude graduate of Hunter College, with an MS from Long Island University and an EdD from Hofstra University, she has written numerous articles and short stories for journals around the world. She lives with her husband in New York, where she blogs at Desperately Seeking Paris.
Veronica’s Grave is “A triumphant story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her mother and an inspiring, though haunting, testament to the endurance of the human spirit.” — (Kirkus Reviews)
When young Barbara Bracht’s mother suddenly vanishes from her life, no one tells her that her mother has died while giving birth to her younger brother, Eddie. Her father is intent upon erasing any memory of his dead wife, but Barbara continues to believe that her mother is missing until a cousin tells her the truth. As the years of deception unravel, the tough and sassy Barbara struggles to pursue her own dreams and make peace with a crushing family secret.
Offering hope, Veronica’s Grave is a captivating story that asks us to consider what parents owe their children, and how far a child will go to keep the memory of her mother alive.