Three Time Tales2Inspire® Winner
A Leap of Words
Maintenance For My Soul – The Man From Nowhere
Leftover Feminism – My Lunch With Betty Friedan
Cami Ann Hofstadter is a published author and educator living in Miami, Florida. Under different names for different genres, she has works appearing in venues from a law review to Golf Digest to regional and foreign papers. She had a long-standing monthly column in Miami Today, and is particularly fond of human interest stories that challenge the thought-processes of her readers. Her long-ago love for a depressive, obsessive-compulsive man was the spring-board for her Tales2Inspire story, A Leap of Words. The 2nd edition of her recently published book on foreign consuls, is one of thirty-five special features by Kirkus Reviews. Currently, Cami is hard at work on fulfilling a request for a book of anecdotes about the rescue and resistance in her native Scandinavia during the period of the Holocaust. For more on her writings, see chofstadter.com
Cami has the distinction of being a three time Tales2Inspire™ winner. Two different bookmarks, posted below, were designed to compliment the first two of her winning Tales2Inspire stories.
A Leap of Words (Tales2Inspire ~ The Ruby Collection): When your beloved is dying you want to do everything in your power to maintain the same routines that have comforted him throughout his years as an obsessive-compulsive. But when you and he come from two different religious traditions – one secularly Jewish and the other Protestant – a new ritual involving bedtime prayers creates a moral dilemma. This is a story about how it’s possible for someone who never liked change to find solace in the soothing rhythm of words he can’t understand. Read more.
Maintenance for My Soul – The Man from Nowhere (Tales2Inspire ~ The Emerald Collection): Just after hearing a devastating prognosis about her infant son, Cami meets a mysterious man who brings her a message of comfort and hope. Whether you believe in angels in human form or simply the theory of synchronocity, this story is a wonderfully inspiring read. Cami advises us to leave ourselves open to the mysteries of life.
Meet Cami in this short video where she speaks about her story, Maintenance for My Soul – The Man From Nowhere.
In her story, Leftover Feminism – My Lunch With Betty Friedan, (Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection), Cami recounts details about the outcome of her face-to-face interview with the iconic feminist, Betty Friedan. Although this story tickles the funny bone with humor, it also has a serious side to it as Cami observes the inconsistency between this woman’s actions and beliefs.