I'm often asked why I chose to write a book about a black woman from Virginia who became a Union spy by pretending to be a slave in the Confederate White House.
There are many answers to that question.
"Because I'm a nice Jewish girl from Long Island, New York," may not seem like it is one of them.
But, as I explained when I was the featured storyteller at the Jewish Federation of Oregon's recent women in philanthropy meeting, it makes perfect sense to me.
Here's the clip of the show:
Warning: if you don't know who Robert E Lee is, this will still be hilarious. If you don't know what Loehmann's is, though, you may be out of luck.
Thanks to (from left to right) fellow storyteller Joanna Miller, BackFence PDX story producer Frayn Masters, and queen of the event Edie Van Ness for a great evening.