It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Felice Zaslow, author of From Here: Lessons In Love and Loss from 9/11.
About Felice Zaslow:
Felice Zaslow is a retired teacher, artist, and author residing in Long Island, New York.
She is the mother of two adult sons and grandmother of three. Felice has had an appreciation of the natural beauty of the Long Island beaches and the changing of
the seasons since childhood. She incorporates this into her painting and writing.
The loss of her husband, Ira, inspired Felice to write her memoir, From Here: Lessons In Love and Loss from 9/11. Her wish is to bring hope and comfort to others who have experienced tragic loss.
About From Here:
Felice and Ira Zaslow’s love story spanned almost four decades, from the beaches of Far Rockaway to a comfortable suburban existence on the south shore of Long Island. She taught sixth grade at the local middle school, while he commuted daily to Lehman Brothers in the World Trade Center. As their sons grew up, they appreciated each day, looking forward to more time as a couple.
Then came the morning of September 11, 2001.
Through the days, weeks and months that followed, Felice had to find her way through unfathomable trauma, on a path she had to forge herself, seeking guidance and role models along the way. This remarkable and inspiring memoir puts a very personal face on a national tragedy, facing down the darkness by looking for the light that is always present.