The picture on the cover of “My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette” is a picture of my mother at the age of 4, taken in 1931. The story, although historical fiction, has some true stories in it that I heard while growing up. I started out writing it as a tribute to my mother’s family but it evolved into a tribute to the immigrants who came to America in the early 1900s, not just my grandparents. The story captures the voyage from Russia to America and the difficulties that the passengers endured, as well as the process of going through Ellis Island.

If you haven’t read the story, I hope that you will. It is appropriate for all age groups, from young readers to adults of all ages. It is a story about the importance of knowing where we came from, the strength of family, and love through generations.

If you contact me after you’ve read the book, I will send you a bookmark to have. And I will also post the stories that are real!

It is available on Amazon in e-book and paperback format.

Phyllis:                                                                IMG_3870


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