Monday, February 1, 2016

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of novels such as A Wedding in Great Neck and You Were Meant for Me as well as dozens of books for children. She is the editor of and a contributor to The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty, as well as All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.

McDonough's new novel is The House on Primrose Pond.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I like to devote a certain amount of time to reading the work of novelist friends. Since I have so many, it’s as easy as it is enjoyable. I just finished Down Under, a sly satire by Sonia Taitz in which the author tries to create a convincing back story to explain the anti-Semitic tirades and rants of none other than Mel Gibson. The results are both hilarious and poignant. Holly Robinson’s Chance Harbor is a moving meditation on mothers and daughters, and explores the ties that bind and the secrets that divide; it had me sniveling at more than one point! And I just started Stars Over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner. Set in 1930’s Hollywood, this novel deals with the making of Gone With the Wind. So far, I’m loving the way Meissner weaves together established fact and inventive fiction—brava!
Learn more about the author and her work at Yona Zeldis McDonough's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Willa and Holden.

The Page 69 Test: You Were Meant For Me.

My Book, The Movie: You Were Meant for Me.

--Marshal Zeringue