Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, book launch parties have moved to cyberspace. And so, Kasva author Daniella Levy hosted an engaging virtual launch party via Facebook Live. Here are the links to the Facebook video recording of the event, plus a shorter summary on Youtube.
Disengagement by Daniella Levy is first work of quality literary fiction to address the personal and social impact of Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Kasva Press asked Daniella to tell us more about how Disengagement came into being.
A good story is a “constructed reality,” and this is no less true of non-fiction than of fiction. Getting this constructed reality from your head into the heads of your readers requires more than just a command of words. Two tools for conveying a sense of reality are structure and pacing. Structure works on the macro level of story, while pacing works on the micro level. Both together serve to carry the reader smoothly through the story like a whitewater rafter who has lost his paddle, and must trust you to get him safely through the rough bits.
Daniella Levy, author of By Light of Hidden Candles participates in a live discussion with Jordi Marti (aka “Josep”) on the background of her book Letters to Josep.
Returning is a haunting and compelling exploration of the choices we make in a choiceless time, the terrifying strength and burden of the will to survive, and the power of the human spirit to transcend even its own destruction. This book will leave you changed forever.
Kasva Press speaks with Yael Shahar, author of Returning about writing as a means of self-transformation. Speaking of how her main character, a former Sonderkommando sought atonement for his deeds during the Shoah, she says, “Ovadya’s search for justice and atonement was his path to healing. Telling his story was mine.”
On her author site, Daniella Levy describes some of the background she used in writing By Light of Hidden Candles; and I think this goes some way towards understanding how the book came out as good as it did!
By Light of Hidden Candles was selected as a Pitch Perfect Finalist by Underground Book Reviews, meaning they found its pitch and overall presentation superior to other books in its genre and market and nominated it as one of five contestants in the Pitch Perfect Pick contest.
Daniella Levy’s soon-to-be-officially-published (and already available at The Large Online Bookseller That Shall Not Be Named) By Light of Hidden Candles continues to receive some very nice reviews. The latest is by Barb Taub (a member of the excellent Rosie Amber review team), posted at https://barbtaub.com/…/in-1492-conversos-sailed-the-ocean-…/ .
We’re happy to announce that the first production run of Daniella Levy’s By Light of Hidden Candles has been printed and bound—and we’ve been told that the books look great. People who’ve bought their copies through our website should receive their books by publication date (October 16).
Kasva Press interviews Daniella Levy, author of By Light of Hidden Candles. Here message to fellow authors? “Keep going, stay flexible, explore, experiment, try things you hadn’t thought of trying before. If you do this, and you keep writing and sending your work out, not because you want fame and fortune, but because you’re totally in love with what you’re doing—you will find your audience.”
We are proud and happy to announce that our next book—By Light of Hidden Candles, by Daniella Levy—will be officially released in trade paperback and Kindle ebook formats on October 16, 2017.