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Independent Publisher Book Awards

Independent Publisher Book Awards: Congrats On Your 2016 Medal!

Proud that Protecting Paige was a Bronze Medal Winner
20th Annual IPPY Awards Ceremony at Skydeck
On Tuesday, May 10th, from 6:30-9:30 pm, we'll present the 20th Annual IPPY Awards in Chicago at Skydeck on the 99th floor of the Willis Tower.

Book Bin's Bestsellers | The Book Bin

Jewish Book Concil Writers Conference, Protecting Paige on book shelf

These are our bestsellers at the Book Bin: updated March 1, 2016. .... Protecting Paige(Paperback). By Deby Eisenberg

Protecting Paige Events

West Suburban Temple Har Zion
May 5th, 1-3 pm.
West Suburban Har Zion (River Forest, IL)— Joint venture between Oak Park Temple seniors and West Suburban Temple Har Zion seniors

Congregation Beth Judea
Long Grove, IL
May 11, 2016

Congregations Beth Shalom
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Congregation Beth Shalom
Northbrook, Illinois
Book Review Author Presentation
Protecting Paige with Deby Eisenberg
Contact Tami Rokni at to reserve your seat 
for a very special Book Review author celebration.

Jewish Book Council
May 24-26, 2016
at the HUC-JIR in Manhattan
I will present my novel, Protecting Paige
At the Jewish Book Council
Network Conference


The Book Stall
Protecting Paige Author Presentation and Book Signing
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6:30 PM
811 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL

A wonderful turnout for my June 8 Book Signing and Presentation for Protecting Paige at The Book Stall in Winnetka, Illinois.

Deby at Book Signing at Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Deby with two young readers at Book Signing at Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Deby giving presentation at Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Weinberg Senior Center
Multi-Congregational Program
Friday, June 24, 2016
Northbrook, Illinois

Indian Trails Library
Morning Book Club Presentation
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 

November 10, 2016
Private Book Club presentation, Northbrook, Illinois

North Miami Beach JCC presentation
December 7, 2016 at 1 pm
Series program will be at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC featuring Deby Eisenberg, author of the novel, Protecting Paige.


March 12, 2017
Temple Sinai, Del Ray Beach, Florida

Valencia Reserve Women’s Group
Boynton Beach, Florida
Author Luncheon
March 13, 2017

March 14, 2017
B’nai Torah, Boca Raton, Florida

March 15, 2017
Brandeis Palm Beach East Chapter
Book and Author Luncheon
Noon, Bevenuto, Boynton Beach, Florida
Contact Helga Bagan,

April 3, 2017
Broken Sound Country Club Hadassah
Boca Raton, Florida

April 6, 2017
Book Fair in Galveston, Texas

April 23, 2017
Beth Israel Sisterhood, Skokie, Illinois

April 25, 2017
Lunch Together Event @ Congregation Rodeph Shalom
New York, NY

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Presentation Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society
B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom (BYBS)
Homewood, Illinois

My 2016 Journey

October 23, 2016
Lucky me to visit our Florida home and be able to present Paige to an enthusiastic group at the beautiful Temple Beth Am complex in Miami/Pinecrest for their “Sunday Salon.”

October 18, 2016
Loved the Rise & Read Morning Book Discussion group at The Indian Trails Library in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Thank you to all of those in the long line to have their book signed who told me how moved they were by the characters and the story.

October 6, 2016
Spoke to a great group of women from NCJW (the National Council of Jewish Women) in a South Loop condo with the most beautiful view of the City.

September 21, 2016
Took the earliest flight out to Miami – proud part of an amazing panel of authors at the beautiful Miami Beach JCC.

September 20, 2016
Another presentation in a city that is part of the storyline — this time The Oak Park Library, in Oak Park, Illinois

There was wonderful coverage in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin press, especially the Walworth County Today and The Lake Geneva Regional News prior to my speaking at The Lake Geneva Public Library.  What a warm reception I received, and what a great way to come full circle to one of the venues where I created my characters! 
September 28, 2016

What an honor to be the featured author in   . . .
What do you recommend? | Miami Herald
Deby Eisenberg, author of 'Pictures of the Past' and 'Protecting Paige,' offers her reading recommendations.

Author Deby Eisenberg on TAPED WITH RABBI DOUG - YouTube
Sep 13, 2016 - Uploaded by Rabbi Doug
Deby Eisenberg joins Rabbi Doug to talk about her latest book "Protecting Paige".

WCIU, Chicago Television Interview on You and Me Show
WCIU, The U | Deby Eisenberg on 'Protecting Paige' -
July 18, 2016

Book Review: Protecting Paige — Honey Good
Jul 23, 2016 - Protecting Paige By Deby Eisenberg Reviewed by Highly Regarded Book Club Leader Judy Levin. “Eisenberg once again delivers a story that imparts some history lessons through ...”

This summer read a good book | Oregon Jewish Life
May 24, 2016 -  Protecting Paige by Deby Eisenberg

If You Liked “All the Light We Can Not See”, You'll LOVE… Protecting Paige- IndieReader
May, 2016

Thrilled by a full page feature article in Chicago’s JUF News
Featuring Protecting Paige
May, 2016

Fantastic Chicago Tribune coverage in a multitude of local papers: 
Shout Out:  Deby Eisenberg
May, 2016

Featured as a  Summer Good Reads in Heritage Florida Jewish News
May, 2016

Oregon Jewish Life June 2016 Vol.5/Issue 5 by JewishLifeMagazine ...
May 24, 2016 - Protecting Paige by Deby Eisenberg, Studio House Literary, 336 pages, paperback, $13.99

Seen in the WalworthCountyToday
Author's new novel includes Lake Geneva connection

Deby Eisenberg at the computerSTAFF | September 21, 2016

[Deby Eisenberg will speak on her novel, Protecting Paige at the Lake Geneva Library on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Facebook/Deby Eisenberg]
Meet Deby Eisenberg, a Chicago-based author of a new, multi-layered historical novel set in Lake Geneva, Chicago and Europe, at a program Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva.

Protecting Paige is a story revolving around a girl orphaned by a random act of gang violence, her two unlikely saviors and her discover of secret tragedies and startling truths at the core of her identity.

Opening in Chicago in 1962, the novel unfolds during a time of nationwide turmoil and transformation, coinciding with her journey to uncover her family's hidden past — in Paris and Buchenwald. It captures a young woman's coming of age and a man's search for a lost love.
Eisenberg will present a PowerPoint presentation of “ripped from the headlines” venues and events that are encompassed in her novel. She will also share the inspiration and research for a new book.

Eisenberg is known for her moving book club-favorite fiction debut, Pictures of the Past. Protecting Paige won bronze metal fro the 2016 Annual Independent Publishers Books Awards. Eisenberg was a book club leader for over 20 years, and also worked as an English teacher and journalist. 

The Miami Herald:
What do you recommend?

Deby Eisenberg at the computer“No surprise — my top book recommendation is drawn from my favorite genre, historical fiction. Prepare for a thrill of a ride on the ‘Hindenburg, in Flight of Dreams.’ Author John Lee offers his re-imagination of the personal stories of love and intrigue aboard the doomed airship. Or check out Melanie Benjamin’s ‘The Swans of Fifth Avenue’ and enter the glamorous, scandalous 1960s world of Truman Capote and the famous Ladies Who Lunch. For a quirky but heartwarming story, meet the title character curmudgeon in Fredrik Backman’s ‘A Man Called Ove.’ I always have an audible book for the car — and that one was a real treat!’

Deby Eisenberg, author of Pictures of the Past and Protecting Paige. She appears at noon Wednesday on the Local Author Luncheon panel at the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center and at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest.

Read more here:

Shout Out: Deby Eisenberg, an author from Riverwoods 
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago - Local author Deby Eisenberg talks about her second novel Protecting Paige and the research involved in creating it.

Good Reads - Heritage Florida Jewish News

21 hours ago - Protecting Paige, by Deby Eisenberg. Retracing events from the 1915 Eastland disaster on the Chicago River to the Holocaust and beyond 

WCIU, The U | Deby Eisenberg on Protecting Paige -

Deby Eisenberg on Protecting Paige 07/18/16 9:15AM. Chicagoland area author Deby Eisenbergtalks on her new novel Protecting Paige.

JUF News | Chicago author returns with new novel about uncovering ...

Apr 26, 2016 - Not for Deby Eisenberg. ... To research Protecting Paige , Eisenberg read books about the Eastland disaster and those who built Lake Geneva.

Book Review: Protecting Paige — Honey Good

Jul 23, 2016 - Protecting Paige By Deby Eisenberg Reviewed by Judy Levin Eisenberg once again delivers a story that imparts some history lessons through ...

If You Liked “All the Light We Can Not See”, You'll LOVE… - IndieReader
Protecting Page by Deby Eisenberg.

Pictures of the Past, 2012

Pictures of the Past Begins National Tour

In early June, I had the great privilege of being a part of the annual Jewish Book Council Author Tour Event held in Manhattan at the Hebrew Theological Union building on the NYC campus. It was an amazing session where writers had a two minute “speed dating” opportunity to present their books to the audience of representatives from JCC’s, Book Fairs, Hadassah’s, ORT’s, synagogues, etc. from across the U.S. and Canada. I was thrilled to meet and bond with so many impressive individuals, as I presented Pictures of the Past. Seated alphabetically, to my left was Delia Ephron — yes, Nora’s sister, and one of the writers of You’ve Got Mail — and next to her was Deborah Feldman, whose book, Unorthodox, I had just presented at my Book Club. And — I am so delighted to say — I received word that I am being flown (so far) to 5 venues for presentations in Tampa, Palm Beach, and Baltimore.

Please email if you would like to highlight your Book Club choice of Pictures of the Past or to arrange for a Presentation or Facetime call.

Hadassah of Greater Albuquerque
Daytime Tuesday Book Club
Congregation Albert
The Second Tuesday of each month
Pictures of the Past — Deby Eisenberg

Congregation of Reformed Judaism
Book Club Choice
Orlando, FL
December 12, 2013

Pictures of the Past Presentations

Upcoming Presentations 2014 - 2015

Monday, December 8, 2014
Broken Sound Hadassah
Boca Raton, FL
Marsha Pearlman contact
847 431-9509

February 10, 2015
Four Seasons
Tivoli Lakes, Tivoli Isles
Delray Beach, FL
Arlene Stern 561-732-8258

March 20, 2015
Valencia Reserve Community
Boynton Beach, Florida

March 26, 2015
Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon
Palm Beach East Chapter of Brandeis
Helga Bagan

July 15, 2015
Briarwood Country Club
Deerfield, Illinois


Private Home, The Polo Club
Presentation to Canadians
Boca Raton, FL
February 14, 2014

Congregation Beth Shalom
Oak Park, MI
February 24, 2014

Women’s Cultural Alliance
Naples, FL
October 31, 2013

Private Book Club Presentation
Highland Park, IL
October 2, 2013

North Boundary Hadassah
Northbrook, IL
July 23, 2103

Northern Trust Bank
Barrington, IL
May 22, 2013

B’nai Torah Synagogue
Boca Raton, FL
March 11, 2013

The Arts Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL
December 13, 2013

Highland Park, IL
December 4, 2012


Past Speaking Engagements:

OCTOBER 10, 2011

811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

Chicago Jewish News CoverTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
3433 Walters
Northbrook, IL
If attending, email Marsha Hochman

Contact Sherri Goltz

Pictures of the Past Virtual Book Tour all of February 2012:

Book reviewed at Year of Jubilee Reviews

Book reviewed at Book Nook Club

Book reviewed at Acting Balanced

Guest blogging at Acting Balanced

WILI 1400 AM Radio — Connecticut Broadcaster Association. Interview with Deby Eisenberg, author of Pictures of the Past, Hosted by Wayne Norman

Girl’s Night Out... Celebrate Spring Event

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012
Pictures of the Past — Presentation at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago

TUESDAY, April 24th, 7:30 PM
Temple Chai and Or Shalom Sisterhood Book Clubs
Please RSVP to Nichele Davis at (847) 770-2840 or by April 13th.

SUNDAY, MAY 20 2012
Presentation to Rockford Area Hadassah

Book Club and Luncheon
Highland Park, Illinois

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bernard Horwich JCC
Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Jewish Community Center
Tampa, FL

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Vernon Area Public Library
Vernon Hills, IL

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Na’Amat Group
Highland Park, IL

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Palm Beach JCC
Palm Beach, FL

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Palm Beach JCC
Palm Beach, FL

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Hadassah Brandeis Institute
Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hadassah Brandeis Institute
Baltimore, MD

March 11, 2013
B’nai Torah Synagogue

Boca Raton, FL


Pictures of the Past is available on and, both as a book and an ebook. You can find the novel at the following bookstores:

THE BOOK STALL---Catch Deby’s Book Signing, Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

1151 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062

9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077

664 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022

9153 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077

3433 Walters
Northbrook, IL



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