At Barnard College, I majored in Program in the Arts: Writing. My particular focus was on playwriting, and a short play I wrote during that time won the school’s Helen Prince Award for Excellence in Dramatic Writing. My first full-length play, “Do Hermaphrodites Reproduce Only in the Spring?” was a finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Competition, and was scheduled for production twice: the first time, the theater owner died, and the season was shut down; the second time, the director committed suicide. For the benefit of the arts community, I thought it best to get out of playwriting.
But economic necessity drove me to get a real (read ‘paying’) job, and I spent fifteen years in marketing and public relation positions with consumer product, high-tech and health care companies. Somewhere between these jobs, I returned to school and earned my M.B.A. from Yale School of Organization and Management.
When I was finally able to return my focus to writing, I found that my interests had shifted to fiction, and more recently to narrative, or ‘creative,’ non-fiction, as in The Accidental Anarchist.
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9 Critical Steps to Successful Self-Publishing: Get it Right the First Time
by Bryna Kranzler
You’ve spent months or years putting your heart and soul into writing your book & you’re looking forward to publishing it. But with over 500,000 books published each year, how will your book get noticed? Don’t wait to learn what you did wrong when your book gets no traction; get it right the first time by learning what you need to do before publishing, and what first-time-author mistakes to avoid.
The Accidental Anarchist
by Bryna Kranzler
The Accidental Anarchist is the true story of an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death 3 times in the early 1900s in Russia -- and lived to tell about it. He also happened to have been the author's grandfather, and the book is based on the diaries he began keeping in 1905, during the Russo-Japanese War. That was when he decided to overthrow the Czar.
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