Greta Beigel, concert pianist-turned-journalist, was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home in
South Africa during apartheid. She earned a Performer's
Licentiate in Music from
the University of South Africa, and won a scholarship to study with famed
pedagogue Aube Tzerko in Los Angeles. Her award-winning, scholarship piano
recital program is featured as an Amazon MP3. In California, Greta reunited with
her long-lost Yiddishe father, and went on to become an arts journalist, working
on staff as writer and editor for many years at the Los Angeles Times.
She is the author of
three Jewish-themed books: The humorous/satirical “Mewsings: My Life as
a Jewish Cat” (also in audio); the short story, “A Jew from Riga,” about
her efforts to learn more about her Dad’s mysterious past, and “Kvetch:
One Bitch of a
Life,” a memoir (paperback and e-book) about growing up an Orthodox Jew
and a gifted pianist in South Africa during the apartheid era. Beigel
now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's
reference for grants, contests, markets,
publishers and agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen
years, and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000 writers receive
her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's
Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer
Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken
Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business
websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States.
Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success,
continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry
Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The
mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing
abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South
Carolina settings, facing
crimes not found in your typical mystery. The second and third books in
the series, Tidewater
Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available. This year, she started a
new series set on Edisto Beach.