A new website, Host-a-Jewish-Book-Author.com is a resource for internationally-based authors of Jewish-themed books.
Jewish genealogy societies, libraries, synagogues, community institutions may find excellent programming ideas by inviting a nearby author to speak during Jewish Book Month or at any other time. Check the site's listing for lecture topics.
Created by children's book author Anna Olswanger, the site is searchable by name, location and genre. Each listing offers the author's city of residence, book titles, lecture topics, areas of travel, contact information, along with information on links to author interviews and podcasts.
More than 70 authors are participating. Among them are Maggie Anton, Ron Arons, Hava Ben-Zvi, Haggai Carmon, Poopa Dweck, Michelle Edwards, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Barbara Kessel, Sarah Lamstein, Gregory Levey, Anna Levine, Sonia Levitin, Bob Morris, Rosalind Reisner, Rabbi Dennis Ross, Sylvia Rouss, Arthur Schwartz, Steve Sheinkin, and Yale Strom.