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Congregation Shaara Tfille to present B.A. Shapiro as featured author at Nov. 13 book fair

B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro

SARATOGA SPRINGS– Novelist B.A. Shapiro, author of The Muralist and The Art Forger will be the featured author joining Congregation Shaara Tfille, The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, 84 Weibel Ave. at a luncheon during the congregation’s annual book fair and Chanukah sale  which runs from 10– 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.

A luncheon with Shapiro at noon will be followed by her talk at 1 p.m. and book signing. A $15 fee includes the lunch. Those planning to attend the luncheon were asked to make reservations by thursday, Nov. 10 at 584-2370. The cost to attend the Shapiro lecture by itself  at 1 p.m. will be $5.

Shapiro is the author of seven novels (The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes), four screenplays and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  In her previous career efforts, she directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She says, “I like being a novelist the best!”

She  reports that she began her writing career when she quit her high-pressure job after the birth of her second child. Nervous about what to do next, she said to her mother, “If I’m not playing at being superwoman anymore, I don’t know who I am.” Her mother answered with the question: “If you had one year to live, how would you want to spend it?”  Shapiro’s answer was to write a novel and spend more time with her children. And that’s exactly what she did. Shapiro lives in Boston with her husband Dan. She is working on  another novel.

The third annual Jewish-themed book fair and Chanukah sale at the synagogue, is free and open to the community.

The books will be provided by Northshire Bookstore of Saratoga Springs and will include a range of non-fiction and fiction including romance, cookbooks, children’s books and Chanukah selections.

Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the congregation’s sisterhood.

Information is available at 584-2370 or saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com.

Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, 84 Weibel Ave. in Saratoga Springs, invite the community to join them on Sunday, November 13 at 12pm for their 3rd Annual Featured the-muralist-ajpgAuthor program with New York Times Best Selling novelist B.A. Shapiro. Author of The Muralist, The Art Forger and five fiction, one non-fiction and four screenplays will speak at 1 p.m, followed by a Question & Answer period and Book Signing.  Sponsored by a generous grant from Jewish Federation of Northeast NY, a $15 fee includes lunch.  Please RSVP by Wed., November 9th at 584-2370.

B.A. Shapiro is the author of seven novels (The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes), four screenplays (Blind Spot, The Lost Coven, Borderline and Shattered Echoes) and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  In her previous career incarnations, she directed research projects for a residential substance abuse facility, worked as a systems analyst/statistician, headed the Boston office of a software development firm and served as an adjunct professor teaching sociology at Tufts University and creative writing at Northeastern University. She says, “I like being a novelist the best!”

She began her writing career when she quit her high-pressure job after the birth of her second child. Nervous about what to do next, she said to her mother, “If I’m not playing at being superwoman anymore, I don’t know who I am.”  Her mother answered with the question: “If you had one year to live, how would you want to spend it?”  Ms. Shapiro’s answer was to write a novel and spend more time with her children. And that’s exactly what she did. She says that she has a smart mother.  After writing seven novels and raising her children, Ms. Shapiro lives in Boston with her husband Dan and dog Sagan.  She is working on yet another novel but have no plans to raise any more children.

Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will host its

third annual Jewish-themed book fair and Chanukah Sale at the synagogue,

84 Weibel Avenue in Saratoga Springs, on Sunday, Nov. 13 10– 3 p.m.

The books will be provided by Northshire Bookstore of Saratoga Springs and will include a range of non-fiction and fiction,

Twenty percent  of the proceeds will go to the congregation’s sisterhood.

Information  is available at 584-2370 or saratogajcc@albany.twcbc.com.

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