Entries by Judy Katz

Why You Can’t Afford Me. (It’s a Good Thing.)

Just about twelve years ago I made a major transition, and closed the midtown Manhattan offices of my Public Relations firm. Through running a sizeable business and the day to day drama of dealing with my staff’s personal issues, I had essentially become everyone’s Jewish mother. As a result I could not do as much actual […]

Borrowing Time: A Love Story

I thought the Rabbi was kidding. “You want to introduce me to a 98-year-old who wants to date?” “No,” he said, “I want to introduce you to a 98-year-old who would be open to getting remarried!” “Won’t his adult children object?” “Not at all. They want him to be happy. In fact, his son came […]

If Nobody’s Reading, Why Bother Writing a Book?

Look, you do not have to write a book.  You can live your entire professional life without a book to your name, and the sky will not fall.  All I can tell you is that being able to add “author” to your list of accomplishments, being able to mail a copy of your book to […]

Get Started Writing a Book

Having trouble getting started writing a book? Give It Up to the Ghost! Do you have an area of expertise and a story to tell?  Do you want to write a book but something keeps getting the way?  That something, typically, can be time, and money or maybe an inability to wordsmith your way to a compelling […]

How to Find a Ghostwriter

What’s a would-be author to do? Does he or she just Google “ghostwriter” or “book collaborator?” A personal introduction is best, as in all things. But just as the family or friends intro or blind date has gone the way of the dinosaur, as Match.com and eHarmony.com now fill the breach, more people are entrusting […]