Saturday, December 15, 2018

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of seven novels and dozens of novels for children. She is also the editor of two essay collections and her short fiction, essays and articles have appeared in numerous national and literary magazines. McDonough is also the fiction editor for Lilith magazine.

Her new middle-grade novel is Courageous.

Recently I asked McDonough about what she was reading. Her reply:
I just started The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall. Part of the novel takes places in 1949, and focuses on the Miss Subways beauty contest, which offered its contestants a shot at a little Park Avenue luster and local fame. I can still remember those seeing those placards for Miss Subways in the1960s and early 1970s and so I was immediately captivated by the subject. Orman has a natural story telling flair and I’m eager to read more of her novel.
Visit Yona Zeldis McDonough's website.

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

--Marshal Zeringue