About the Author

Bonnie Goldenberg’s journey into World War II history began when she was given a treasure trove of letters her parents had exchanged during her father’s service in a U.S. Army antiaircraft battalion from 1943 until 1945. Those letters became the foundation of Love, Abe: A Jewish GI’s World War II Letters Home.

Goldenberg is also a poet whose works have been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies. Before leaving her professional career to focus on raising her son, she was a labor attorney in New York and Washington, D.C., and a writer and editor for a legal publishing house in New York City.

In addition to writing, she is the business administrator of her husband’s biopharma startup. She and her husband live in Thousand Oaks, California.

Bonnie at her book signing at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, CA, July 16, 2022.

Bonnie and her husband Merrill Goldenberg in his biopharma startup lab, GoldenBiotech, LLC, Newbury Park, California, with our student interns.

From left: Bonnie, Saivee Ahuja, Hari Shankar, Dr. Merrill Goldenberg.

From Left: Bonnie, Saivee Ahuja, Hari Shankar, Yumin Kim, Maryann Xu, Dr. Goldenberg.

Bonnie with her son Samuel in front of our family’s favorite donut shop at The Original Farmers Market, an L.A. landmark, on Fairfax and 3rd Street.

The members of my writing group were my first “listeners” over many years to the early drafts of this book, and I am grateful for their keen writers’ minds, suggestions, and support.

Bonnie with members of her long-time writing group, the “WWWs.” From left, Kathleen Auth, Sheli Ellsworth, Bonnie Goldenberg, Lee Wade, Pattie Caloia.

From left, Kathleen Auth, Bonnie Goldenberg, Lee Wade, Pattie Caloia (holding toy monkey).