sophieandme_coverIn a way, it shouldn’t be a surprise that award-winning writer Lois Young-Tulin, Ph.D., has written a book about the different types of grandmothering. Her most recent book, Sophie and Me: Some of These Days, was about renowned singer and performer Sophie Tucker, who happened to be Young-Tulin’s great-grand aunt. Sophie took Lois under her wing as her protege and surrogate granddaughter. The narrative is a sensitive portrayal of their special relationship which began when Young-Tulin was a young girl and lasted until Tucker died in 1966. Ms. Tucker always encouraged Young-Tulin to pursue her interest in writing and Sophie and Me was Young-Tulin’s tribute and means of saying an appropriate “good-bye.” The book received wide acclaim, being one of the early best sellers at iUniverse shortly after publication. She has made over 25 appearances in Philadelphia, its suburbs, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In December, 2004, the book was featured in an ad by the publisher in New York Times Review of Books, and Young-Tulin was interviewed for a film on Jewish Women Comediennes. She was featured on radio programs such as Jordan Rich’s syndicated program out of Boston, Barry Reisman Jewish Music program in Philadelphia and Temple University Public Radio. Print coverage included Philadelphia Inquirer, and Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette and Worcester (MA) Magazine, in advance of her appearance at the Tatnuck Bookseller Marketplace and Restaurant in Worcester, MA, “...nationally recognized as the largest independent bookseller in New England.” For more information on Sophie and Me: Some of these Days, see the web site: http://www.sophieandme.com.

The book is still available at iUniverse, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

A native New Yorker. Dr. Young-Tulin now lives in the Philadelphia area, where she has built a nationally acclaimed career as a writer, poet and teacher of writing.

As a teacher, she has taught writing to students, faculty and business professionals, and has been a part-time faculty member at Temple University, Drexel University, and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University. As a writer, she has authored numerous published pieces of poetry as well as articles dealing with family, feminism, literacy, divorce, parenting, race relations, relationships, and political and social change.

A graduate of Penn State and Goddard College, Dr. Young-Tulin received a Master’s degree in creative writing from Goddard in 1976. Her doctoral studies focused on educational administration.

Young-Tulin’s book, Escape Roots, a collection of her poetry, was published in 1994. She gave numerous readings from Escape Roots at Borders Book Stores, Bames & Noble, and bookstores throughout New York City, New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Her works appeared in journals such as International Poetry Review, Israel Horizons, Welcomat, Voices, Twenty Active Training Programs, Muse’s Brew Poetry Review, Perceptions, Expressions, Poet Magazine, Bitterroot Magazine, Dan River Anthology, Z Miscellaneous, Ariel and Moods and Mysteries. Her short stories have appeared in Different Daughters as well as a soon to be published book Jewish Mothers. She was selected to read her poetry at the Women’s Bicentennial Center and has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Certificate of Merit of the American Poetry Association; 1986 New York National Poetry Anthology Prize, 1986 Northeastern States Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention; 1991 Rueben Rose winner; 1992 Amherst Society Dickinson Award; and the 1993 I.M. Williams Award. In addition to Barnes and Noble and Borders’ stores throughout the Northeast, Dr. Young-Tulin has spoken at women centers throughout the country, Hadassah units, appeared on radio and on the Maury Povich television show.

Lois Young-Tulin (left) brims over her new grandchild.

Dr. Young-Tulin was named University Scholar in the Teaching of Writing at Antioch University, where she headed the Writing Department and taught for ten years. She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, the National Writers Association, the American Writers Congress, the Philadelphia Writers Organization, the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors.

In addition, Dr. Young-Tulin served as Executive Director of Professional Organizations and Business Executives for Nuclear Age Concerns, and has been the recipient of the President’s Environmental Education Award. Since 1998, she has been a consultant for Philadelphia Development Partnership, assisting in launching Working Capital Greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, a project aimed at microenterpreneurs and helping the un- under and self-employed. She is Leader/Facilitator of the Writers Group, a monthly meeting of professional writers.

The Granny Nanny is now available as an ebook
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