New Review

Many, many thanks to Annie at “Left on the Shelf Book Blog” for this wonderful review of Jerusalem Stone!
“Ms. Sofayov’s evocation of the travels of the two characters are extremely well done and she brought the places to life upon the page. The heat, smells and noises were palpable. In fact, the title takes it’s name from the type of stone used on the buildings in Jerusalem and her descriptions were so elegantly drawn that I almost felt as though I was there.”
Click link to read the full review!
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Ask Me Anything!

I’m hosting an Ask Me Anything. Please stop by, ask a question, and don’t forget to click “Like” button.

Susan AMA

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Book Recommendations

I was excited to see that both The Kiddush Ladies and Jerusalem Stone are on the Jewish Women’s Archive Reader Recommended List!


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Struggling To Get The Word Out/Public Apology

I’m really struggling in my attempts to get the word out on JERUSALEM STONE.  I’m starting to believe that readers are avoiding it because of the ending of THE KIDDUSH LADIES.  I got a considerable amount of email and reviews from disgruntled readers.

What I’ve learned from the experience is I will never write another tragedy.  I still stand by the ending of THE KIDDUSH LADIES.  It would have felt forced if Becky suddenly woke up, and everything was hunky-dory.  Her decline from sanity was too far gone for her to change.

With that said, JERUSALEM STONE is not a tragedy.  It’s a journey from grief to light, and I hope readers will give it a chance.

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Jerusalem Stone Amazon Giveaway


Enter to win 1 of 5 Kindle versions.

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From the beaches of Thailand to the Holy Land 


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Shaler Library

Thank you to Beth Lawry and The Shaler Library for hosting our Author-Artist talk.  Elaine and I had a great time discussing our collaboration for the cover of Jerusalem Stone. 

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Meet The Author Series

Join Elaine and I tonight at the Shaler Library!

We’ll be talking about the collaboration process between author and cover artist 


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In Stock


At last, Amazon has



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Jerusalem Stone: Out of Stock

front cover (14)Amazon is currently out-of-stock of JERUSALEM STONE in certain areas of the country.  Pittsburgh is out-of-stock.

You can order copies through my publisher’s website:

Or, as of yesterday, Barnes & Noble still had copies in-stock.  Hopefully, the Amazon will have more in stock by the weekend.


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Jerusalem Stone

So excited to announce 

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is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Google, Black Opal Books, Kobo and other fine retailers and etailers 

A huge thank you to Pittsburgh-based artist Elaine Bergstrom for a cover that beautifully captures the story.



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