Authors Elise Hooper, Lynda Cohen Loigman, and Susie Orman Schnall have all written historical fiction page-turners. Join us for a powerful virtual conversation with these fascinating authors, moderated by Lynda, where they’ll talk about what inspires their work, why they’ve all chosen historical fiction as their theme, and how they use strong women as their main characters.
You'll also hear about UJA's continued relief efforts to address ongoing need created by Covid-19.
Elise Hooper is the author of three novels: The Other Alcott, Learning to See, and most recently, Fast Girls. Fast Girls is historical fiction inspired by three real-life trailblazing women track stars of the late 1920s and '30s who come together to race in Hitler's 1936 Olympics in Berlin. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Pacific Northwest.
Lynda Cohen Loigman is the author of The Two-Family House and the Wartime Sisters, about two estranged sisters during World War II. Lynda was a practicing attorney before she became an author and is now a student of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives with her husband and two children in Chappaqua.
Susie Orman Schnall is the award-winning author of the novels We Came Here to Shine, The Subway Girls, The Balance Project, and On Grace. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, HuffPost, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour. She lives in Westchester with her husband and three teenage sons.