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Leslie Rupley

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Leslie Rupley is the author of Beyond the Silk Mills, a historical family saga. She writes extensively for clients who wish to publish memoirs for their families and consults with others who choose to write their own memoirs.

Paterson, New Jersey, Leslie’s hometown, was the early twentieth-century center of the silk industry, and its history stirred her curiosity. Both of her grandfathers, whom she never knew, worked in the silk mills. Her dad often took her to visit the Great Falls of the Passaic River to admire the magnificent waterpower that gave rise to Paterson's early industry.

This youthful fascination with the river and the surrounding nineteenth-century brick mills sparked the writing of Beyond the Silk Mills.

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Leslie Rupley I'm working on the sequel for Beyond the Silk Mills that follows the Epstein and Sheinman families as they venture into the 1930's and 40's. A new…moreI'm working on the sequel for Beyond the Silk Mills that follows the Epstein and Sheinman families as they venture into the 1930's and 40's. A new family will be added to the mix. I'm excited to learn more about the Jazz Age and the period leading up to WWII.

I'm concurrently writing a selection of childhood vignettes of the 1950's in Paterson, NJ.(less)
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Beyond the Silk Mills
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