My novel, The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden, has finally been reviewed in a magazine that is devoted to the Wild West. Round Up Magazine is one of the premiere western literary publications in America. They devote a good deal of space to fiction and it’s a pleasure to receive such a nice notice from people outside the Jewish world.
Another nice notice I’ve received is from my wonderful mother-in-law, Celia, who is here in LA with Karen’s father, visiting with us for a while. She’s finally had the opportunity to sit down and read my book, and oh my, she loves it. When I ask her what she’s up to, she says: “Sshh, I’m concentrating! I just love every word.” Big sigh of relief. I have to admit it, I was on shpilkes, afraid my mother-in-law would not care for it.
Nearing the end of the story, Celia says to me over the Shabbos table: “Robert, I just can’t imagine how you’re going to end the story–I mean, what’s going to happen?”
“Want me to tell you?” I love teasing my mother-in-law.
“No! Don’t you dare!”