Joanne Lewis

About me

I am an author with a keen interest in all things Renaissance, especially the Italian Renaissance. I have a historical fiction novel being released in November 2012 called The Lantern, which tells the story of the girl in the 15th Century who dared to enter the competition to build Brunelleschi’s dome.

From my website

Never Too Old to have a Bat Mitzvah*

*At fifty-one years old, I decided to become a Bat Mitzvah. This is the drash I gave on that day. Introduction: Why am I doing this now? Shortly before my father passed away one year ago, he said to me, join a temple, become part of the Jewish community. I…

I Saw You Last

There was a little girl born on November 17th in the year the Beatles arrived in America and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali. She was a chunky little thing that slid out of her mother’s womb with a shock of red hair on top of her head and chubby cheeks…

Dean Lewis

This is Dad's eulogy, as shared by us three siblings--myself, my sister Amy and my brother Warren--at dad's funeral on April 19, 2015. We all stood before the podium, reading the parts like a script. We hope we made dad proud. WARREN Our dad died last Tuesday, April 14, 2015,…

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