Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
In my work, as an archivist and museum curator at The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, I interviewed countless Holocaust survivors who settled in the south prior to and immediately after World War II. Their experience was unique. I was intrigued by how survivors felt about living in the Jim Crow south. In Klara with a K, the main character grapples with the complex issues associated with being Jewish, a survivor and a proponent for civil rights.