February 26, 2012

About Harry Bernstein and The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers is a memoir written when author Harry Bernstein was 93. Ordering!

The book chronicles the early life of the author growing up Jewish in an English mill town.

Here's a great 60 Minutes short interview with the author about the book: Literary Sensation at 96? and a nice NY Times Review: Recalling a Time When a Street Divided Two Worlds.

Following The Invisible Wall came:

The Dream: A Memoir, a continuation of the author's life,


The Golden Willow: The Story of a Lifetime of Love about the author's 67-year marriage to the former Ruby Umflat.

Ordering those two too!

Check out this great article written on Bernstein's 100th birthday: Bruce Frankel: Author Harry Bernstein Celebrates 100th Birthday and Closes in on Fourth Book

Harry Bernstein died on June 4, 2011 at the age of 101. This New York Times article does a great job of describing Harry's life: Harry Bernstein, Writer Who Gained Fame at 96, Dies at 101

And this article in the Telegraph tells more about the author: Harry Bernstein 

The fourth book Bernstein wrote, a fictional memoir titled What Happened to Rose about his sister, will be published in 2012 in Italy.

Not sure if this means if the book will be written in Italian. If so, I hope there will be a version in English too!

Wishing for you (and me) time to read for fun, every day!

February 18, 2012

Resources for Creating (or Entering) a Kids Book Trailer Contest

Book trailers are fun to make!

A reader asked for help creating a book trailer contest for kids. My best advice is to check out examples, for ideas.

Sample contests:
◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊

And here are some solid how-to book trailer sites, for entrants:
◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ 

 Ready to start creating that award-winning book trailer and want to be sure you get it right? I highly recommend you watch this terrific tutorial created by Wanda Richards Seaman:

Best of luck to the contest creators and to the student entrants too!

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊