About Faygie

 

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Faygie Holt is the bestselling author of the Achdus Club series, which began with the release of The New Girl in 2015 followed by Trouble Ahead in 2016 and The Accident, due out in December 2017.

Faygie also works as the communications director at Friendship Circle/LifeTown in New Jersey and is a sought after freelance writer and editor.

For seven years, Faygie served as the executive editor of a magazine dedicated to women’s fiction and the publishing industry. There she interviewed many authors including James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Tess Gerritsen and Debbie Macomber. 

Her Jewish journalism career began at JTA where she worked as an editorial assistant before joining the Jewish Exponent as a reporter. She quickly moved up the ranks and was eventually promoted to News & Special Projects editor where. among other things, she oversaw the paper’s coverage of the September 11 terror attacks and the 2004 presidential elections.

Her work has appeared in Jewish newspapers around the world. Currently, you can find her writings on Chabad.org and select other media outlets.

Faygie has won several awards for her work including a Simon Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association, a Philadelphia Press Association award and Keystone chapter SPJ award.

Faygie sold her first children’s novel and launched her popular Achdus Club series with The New Girl. Aimed at students in grades 2 to 4, The New Girl, released by Menucha Publishers, was written while Faygie taught secular studies in an Orthodox girls elementary school.

The second book in the Achdus Club series, Trouble Ahead was released in 2016 and book 3  The Accident will be released in December 2017. 


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