I am a professional at piecing together fabrics, a skill that can be applied elsewhere.
I started writing on a whim, taking a series of courses offered at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts that lead to a couple of magazine articles and some pamphlets; a book contract for The Quilting Path; and this and my container blog.
I got the urge to try fiction while following the work of the rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto, Kalonymus Kalman Shapira. I wondered about his wife and when I found very little documentation, decided she could be the source of my inspiration.
Here is a press release that explains a little more about the book: Quilt Artist, Louise Silk, brings her artistry to the written page with fictional holocaust story “Tent Of Protection” based on the Rabbi’s wife of the Warsaw Ghetto.
I have lots more to say about the many pieces of this writing experience, but for now, I’m simply grateful to be able to formally introduce you to Rachel and Leah the heroines of Tent of Protection.