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Michelle Cameron

Michelle Cameron lived in Israel for fourteen years and served in the Israeli army. She works for an interactive media company and lives in Chatham, NJ with her husband and two sons.
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Michelle Cameron: The Fruit of Her Hands

A thirteenth-century historical novel about a rabbi's wife who perseveres amid rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Fie upon this quiet life. I want work!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. That’s a sick, sick question.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. How can you ask a historical novelist that question and expect her to come back with just one character? I’d want to meet everyone I’ve ever put into one of my novels, from William Shakespeare and the boy apprentices to Meir of Rothenberg to King Nebuchadnezzar and the prophet Ezekiel. What would I say to them? “Did this really happen the way I imagined it?”

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing! In tune!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Shirley Keeldar, Charlotte Bronte's little known heroine, in her novel Shirley. Charlotte explained that her model was her sister, Emily - but that Shirley was what Emily might have become, had she had wealth and privilege.

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