Elaine Todd Koren


As a “woman of a certain age” like her heroine, Suzanne, Elaine Todd Koren has defied time by consistently bucking the tide. A renaissance woman who modeled, acted and studied art with Moses Soyer, she is both an accomplished painter and a writer. A divorced single mother of two, she worked in the New York inner- city school system both as a teacher and guidance counselor, and at night she wrote. Her mystical short stories of the children she met won first prize in both the Educational Press and International Labor Press Association awards. Her guidance book for the elementary school teacher (Prentice-Hall) was successful, well reviewed and widely used in colleges. She left the educational field to write full time and has published articles, contributed to anthologies and then worked on the biographical novel, Suzanne. For many years she researched, in the United States and in France, the life of Suzanne Valadon, the French painter and the people she touched. Ms. Koren presently resides in New York City with her husband where she is working on a memoir.

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The World of Cornelius Magee
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,080. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Educational
These unforgettable short stories of a ghetto school in NYC interspersed with the sadness of the characters such as little Rachel caught in her mother's divorce and ludicrous romance with fellow teacher, idiotic Mel. It's about the absurdities of the school life, of the young psychiatrist, Dr. Fallek, terribly shocked and astounded at the goings on his arrival at the school.
Minor Incident
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,830. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
The eighty-eight year old author chose this period of time in her life to write a memoir that necessitated her going back sixty-eight years to an event in 1944, a happening that burned a hole in her consciousness. In doing so, a fantastic host of memories were uncovered, memories long forgotten. The author had a nearly fatal accident where she broke her back, in Woodstock, NY.
Coney Island Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In this memoir, the author has captured the spirit and breadth of Jewish folklore, which once existed in the life of Coney Island. From the struggle of his parents; his father who paid dearly for his citizenship through an era in the thirties; his mother who attempted to decorate a dismal six family walk-up; and to himself who passed through a difficult Bar Mitzvah.
Suzanne: Of Love and Art
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,850. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In Bohemian Paris of the 1800's comes the novelized biography of Suzanne Valadon, a tempestuous, beautiful French artist who was the model and mistress of the artists, Renoir and Lautrec.

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