Jul 15 2018

Rick Kogan interviews FSC and designer Tom Greensfelder on “After Hours” WGN- Radio 720  
Jul 15 2017

Interview for All-School Reads Program at Norton Middle School, Norton, MA

What is it like knowing what your mother went through? My mother suffered terribly as a child. Before they were killed by the Nazis, my grandparents made the most painful choice any parent could face. They decided to send my mother, who was only 12 years old, to live with relatives in America. She came to this country alone. These experiences deeply defined her. By writing two books about my ...
Jul 15 2017

Interview with Barbara Bietz

From Barbara Bietz’s Blog: Please welcome author Fern Schumer Chapman. Junior Library Guild has selected her new book, Is It Night or Day? (March 2010), as a spring title. In a starred review, Booklist called the work ”powerful and eloquent,” adding, ”as with the best writing, the specifics about life as a young immigrant are universal.” A prequel to Chapman’s first book Motherland, the new book explores a little-known program which rescued ...
Jul 15 2017

Interview with Fern Schumer Chapman

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? I had a difficult childhood, but writing saved me. I discovered that capturing my emotional life on the page could be therapeutic. As Anne Frank wrote in her diary in April 1944, “I can shake off everything if I write. My sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”   What were your hobbies as a kid? What are your hobbies now? ...
Mar 27 2017

Rick Kogan interviews FSC on “After Hours” WGN-Radio 720  
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