Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Having a great time with my granddaughter here for spring break. The house feels young again as she and her two friends after a day of swimming,  go downtown where the young congregate at Boston's on the Beach.

She's proud of her grandmother and thinks she's old enough to read FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, my romantic thriller that takes place in Haiti. Last year when she was only a high school senior, we were not so sure. She's a beauty and a great tennis player and has traveled to Cambodia alone to join her mother who was teaching dermatology to young medical students.

Oh well, I'm trying to get as much publicity for the book since May is National Haiti Monthy and Florida celebrates with different events for 31 days. Should be time to read a romantic thriller that garnered the aid and sympathy of the world when the earthquake struck. But love and hope turn the book inspirational. I hope you think so, too.

Get in touch, or I'll write again next month.

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 20, 2014


Interviewed by Barry Epstein re. FLIRTING WITH DISASTER. IT CAN BE SEEN ON WPBRiTV.COM  in the Archives. Interesting, tho brief. I'm getting better at it, I hope.

Saw THE FULL MONTY last night in a fabulous regional producer. If you are in Boca, etc., go see it. and get a good laugh. Also lots of vocal talent.

Miss all mt friends.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 10, 2014

I'm still promoting FLIRTING WITH DISASTER When Love and Nature Collide, a romantic thriller, but am also writing a new novel, GOODBYE RUSSIA, HELLO AMERICA..

This is a family novel about the Sidowitzes who come to American between the two World Wars; adjust to urban life in the city, find work, success, and love, until WWII changes everything.. Does it sound interesting?

Otherwise Florida life is pleasant. We have avoided all the northern snows and icy rains so far this year. For that I am grateful. Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Fondly, Janet S. Kleinman, Author

Thursday, January 9, 2014

In December I had the good fortune to appear on local TV (my first 40 minute live interview. Although the station only transmit to Wellington, Palm Beach and north, it was quite an experience for me. The interviewer had already met me when he interviewed me on WPBR-FM radio and had by now read my novel, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER - WHEN LOVE AND NATURE COLLIDE. Many of his listeners are Haitian-Americans and he expected them to love my book.l

I hardly had time to think about it when we went out to Pacific Grove, California to be with our children and grandchildren who live outside of San Francisco. It was refreshing to hike along the beach, go whale watching, watch the otters and dolphin play and play mind-games with adults and children. NO TELEVISIONS at THIS RETREAT, but lots of ping-pong, pool tables, magnificent sunsets, fireplaces and good dining. I can't believe I kept up with the teenagers  when we hiked in Point Lobos State Park.

When we got home to Florida, I checked my book's rank on Amazon. It suddenly went from poor to  almost good. The radio and TV appearances must have helped.

Stay in touch.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Literary Life of Janet S. Kleinman

Don't know what happened to November except that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with Daughter Dawn, son-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Arrived there after having been interviewed by Stuart Vener on on his syndicated show,  Tells It Like It Is, that reaches over a 100 stations in and around Los Angeles and Tampa, Florida. It remains as a podcast on his website.

I'm sharpening my interviewing skills and the story of FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, When Love and Nature Collide  sounds more exciting. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hi Florida Friends!

Mark your calendar:

Book Talk & Signing by Janet S. Kleinman (that's me)

for FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, a romantic thriller about a widow and three admirers caught up in the
turmoil of earthquake ravaged Haiti.

WHERE: Deerfield Beach Century Plaza Library
                1856A West Hillsboro Blvd.
                 Deerfield Beach, Florida

WHEN: Monday, October 28, '13 - at 1:30 pm

See you there. Janet S. Kleinman

Monday, October 7, 2013

Here comes my once-a-month letter to all my readers.

Pleased today that the Sun Sentinel thought my "lifetime achievement award" from the Brooklyn College Alumni Association was worthy of a mention in the Author Notes column of the October 6th Books page of the Lifestyles section of the newspaper. Each of the winners was awarded a beautiful official certificate and  a large button that showed how we looked when we entered the college over fifty years ago.

I'm sure the nominating committee considered more than my bio and was swayed by the recent  romantic thriller, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER. It's fiction, so those of you who see "me" in the story have a fruitful imagination. Enjoy.

PS.. I'm doing a book signing on Monday, October 28th at the Deerfield Central Plaza Library in Deerfield, Florida. Wish you could be there.