I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Barbara Bietz—award-winning author and book blogger at Jewish Books for Kids . . . and More!

Barbara Bietz: Margie’s recent book, BUNNY ROMERO’S WHITE HOUSE ADVENTURE: THE WHOLE MEGILLAH, illustrated by Renée Andriani, is a charming story of Bunny’s visit to the White House with her second-grade class. Bunny, a Jewish immigrant from Mexico, finds a special way to feel at home in the White House. Welcome, Margie!

Your first steps into publishing came as the result of a family story. Can you tell me a bit about your experience?

Margie Blumberg: Love, luck, good timing, and one special Rosh Hashanah lunch swirled together to help create a story, Avram’s Gift, and launch a book publishing company. It all began over New Year’s lunch at my family’s house, when my great-uncle, Morris, came face-to-face with a large wood-framed photo of his beloved grandfather, Avram, whom he had sadly parted from at the train station in Russia 88 years earlier. That stern-looking man’s photo had been hanging in our hallway for years, but now, my great-uncle was actually smiling at that face.