I'm excited to tell you that my memoir has just been published by DBM Press in Virginia. The title of my book is My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa.
A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to write the story about my life growing up in apartheid South Africa, but I needed help putting it on paper. Gotham to the rescue! I attended a number of Gotham Workshop classes and the teachers and classmates were extraordinarily helpful. The "boothing" process proved to be invaluable as we critiqued each other's writings. I learned how to "show" rather than "tell" and how to paint a picture with words. I also learned how to organize my thoughts and put my story into chapters. In the "Gratitude" section of my book, I gave Gotham a big plug and I'll always be grateful for all their help in making my goal a reality.
Watch a short video of Lorraine discussing her book at youtube.com.