Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Literary Life of Janet S. Kleinman

I'm sorry readers that I haven't written anything in 2015. I've finished a new novel, GOODBYE RUSSIA, HELLO AMERICA, that is now in the process of being edited by a publisher. This family saga should be ready to read by the end of the year...hopefully sooner.

In the meanwhile, my young nephew died suddenly and it threw me into a funk. Believe it or not it was a bit lifted when FLIRTING WITH DISASTER WHEN LOVE AND NATURE COLLIDE was selected by the Palm Beach Library Association  for a place on the  permanent Florida Authors Shelf in all
of the counties libraries.

Weather here is Florida is gorgeous. Wish it could stay this way throughout the summer.

Miss you all and wish you'd write.

Janet S. Kleinman, Author
Happy Easter
Sweet Passover
April 5, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014


December was unkind to us. My nephew died of an aneurism of the aorta, just as his father did forty-five years ago when he was only 10.

It's deflated my spirit, now that we are sure it is generic, but I'm slowing returning to my optimistic self. And the fact that I need family, the completion of HELLO RUSSIA, HELLO AMERICA is the beginning.
Finding a publisher will make this dream complete.

May January bring good fortune and good health to all of you.


Janet S. Kleinman

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Summer's over and it's time to get serious again. I had a lot of time to write, so I have completed my second novel, GOODBYE RUSSIA, HELLO AMERICA, and now comes the hard part...getting an agent and/or a publisher. so I've pulled out all my reference books looking for agents who would welcome a family saga.

This is the story about an immigrant family that comes to America in 1923. Jacob and Rueven (now Jack and Rubin) get jobs, begin dating girls, and get introduced to burlesque and bagels. Mama Ida finds it difficult adjusting to the East Bronx and is constantly pining and praying for the safety of her oldest son and his family who stayed behind in Russia.

First the depression and then WWII change everything...................................

Do you want to know more?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's August 17th and I've just returned from a vacation in Toronto, Canada. For eleven days, the weather was sunny, cool and beautiful. I forgot I had just come from the humidity and heat of south Florida.

Toronto is a beautiful city. It's modern skyscrapers reach skyward.  An extension designed by Daniel Liebeskind for theRoyal Ontario Museum. modernistic and breathtaking. But when we left thes premises of the museum, , we were met by verbal and signage assault by a mass of marchers - many in burkas - shouting "death to Israel," "occupiers get out of Gaza," "muslims will rule the world."

Meanwhile across the border to the US, only 60 miles away, Americans are collecting money to provide new but empty operating rooms in Hadassah Hospital with the latest equipment for saving lives...Jewish, Arab and any other  lives.

Let us remember, in these troubled times, that Saving a Life (any life) is saving a nation.

Janet S. Kleinman
(a romantic novel in the midst of earthquake ravished Haiti)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summer in Florida

JULY 28, 2014 Hi my friends and readers! July here has been nothing but rain and heat, heat, heat. I spend a lot of time indoors, but I miss the outdoors. Instead I have written chapters for the new novel that hopefully will be finished soon. My good friend Charlie is here now and is helping me line edit. He also has kept me on the straight and narrow and not let me wonder off to strange incidents that do not help my story, GOODBYE RUSSIA... But it is time to take a break and I'll be flying off to city that is COLD - or cool in a few days. How have your summers been? Kindest regards, Janet S. Kleinman, Author FLIRTING WITH DISASTER WHEN LOVE AND NATURE COLLIDE.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Literary Life of Janet S. Kleinman

It's April and Passover and Easter are nearly over. Spring is edging into summer and I continue writing. My old friends from Riverdale have returned north and it is rather lonely.

Two weeks ago I spent a wonderful three days in D.C. with my daughter and granddaughter. The cherry blossoms, however, were only buds as it was too cold for them to blossom. But we did tour the capitol, paddleboat on the Tidal Basin and enjoy the Smithsonian.

Now I'm trying to finish my second novel, GOODBYE RUSSIA, HELLO AMERICA (tentative title).  It gets harder and harder to write the ending.  But I'm determined especially if you let me know that you like a first published novel, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER WHEN LOVE AND NATURE COLLIDE. It is a romantic thriller that takes place in earthquake ravaged Haiti.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers who are my friends and readers.

Love, Janet The Literary Life of Janet S. Kleinman