Growing up in a large, Midwestern family gave Sally with the quintessential middle-class American upbringing. Her family ate supper together every night at 5:00, the neighborhood gang played kick-the-can late into hot summer nights, kids biked everywhere, and weekends were launched with breakfasts of pancakes or doughnuts.
From her grandparents to her brothers, everyone in her family loved a good story. During morning walks to school Sally wove ongoing tales to an audience of siblings and neighbors. She self-published her first book in 3rd grade, stapling the pages along the edges, slipping it onto the family room bookshelf. Writing short stories and plays were her favorite pastime. She usually brought the stories to her teacher, urging her to read them to the class. Many a family event were spent directing her cousins in her plays.
Sally’s love of writing stayed with her into her adult years – accompanied by a sense of adventure. She moved to New York City after college to pursue a career in fashion- a passion developed from years of reading fashion magazines. After a career on Seventh Avenue, her path found its way back to writing and into the media. She wrote press releases and marketing materials, appeared on national television, and hosted satellite tours that aired across the nation. Soon after her move to California, she launched her first blog, The Burning Apron and wrote her first book, The New Jew: An Unexpected Conversion, the story of her serpentine and unexpected path to Judaism.
Sally has worked as a panelist on the radio program, “What Would Your Mother Say?” broadcast at KZSU in Stanford, CA, and wrote for parenting magazines in New York. She is a frequent speaker at synagogues, bookstores, community centers and book clubs across the country.
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