Nancy Sprowell Geise

Writer • Author • Speaker

Happy Birthday Joe Rubinstein! 97 and this Holocaust Survivor is Still Going Strong!

97 years ago today, in Radom, Poland a remarkable man was born...along with his identical twin Chaim, to a loving family that would soon total five children. At 21, Joe was taken from the Radom Ghetto by the Nazis in 1942 and sent to Auschwitz. Joe was the only member of all his family to survive the Holocaust. He lived to share his love of life, love of designing shoe, love people, and love of God. Everyone who knows Joe are awed by this beautiful man. To learn more about Joe's story, look for Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story. (Photo below: Joe, June 2017.)

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Authors don't miss this Special Event Hosted by Richard Rieman: Audiobook Narrator/Producer of Auschwitz #34207

Richard Rieman will host a free audiobook workshop for authors this Sunday September 17, 2017 at Bookbar in Denver, Colorado.

Join Richard Rieman, narrator/producer of Auschwitz #34207 The Joe Rubinstein Story, for a free two-hour workshop on his award-winning book: The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation. I won't be able to attend, but it will be a great opportunity to learn about audiobooks by one of the best in the industry. Additionally, Richard will read from Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story.


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About Richard Rieman: 
After a career of telling news stories into radio news microphones at the RKO Radio Network and Chicago, New York, and Washington DC radio stations, Denver's Richard Rieman started giving a voice to the words of some wonderful authors. In just four years, Richard has narrated and produced over 120 audiobooks. He has won five EVVY audiobook awards from CIPA, the Colorado Independent Publishers Assn. Richard used his reporting background to interview top audiobook narrators for his award-winning book, "The Author's Guide to Audiobook Creation."

Event date: 

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212




Prayers for Joe and Irene

Irene Rubinstein, wife of holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein, recently suffered a mild stroke. Please keep Irene, Joe and their family in your prayers. The prognosis for Irene is positive, but Joe is taking the illness of his beloved wife of 69 years very, very hard.

Had a great time at the Sponsor Seminar Conference in LA

I just returned from a conference in LA, learning ways to secure corporate sponsorship for my upcoming inspirational speaking/media event tour for Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story. (For corporations wishing to partner with us in spreading Joe's message of hope and overcoming against all odds through sponsorships, please contact:

Send Holocaust Survivor a Happy Birthday Greeting!

Holocaust survivor, Joe Rubinstein, turns 96 on September 16, 2016! Send him a kind message. Joe was 21 when he was taken from his home in Radom, Poland. He would never again see anyone he knew or loved, including his identical twin. Yet he found the will to move forward with joy, becoming one of the leading shoe designers in the world. (Joe and Irene Rubinstein with author Nancy Sprowell Geise, August 2016, after Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story, won 4 gold medals in FAPA awards.) For fun, be sure and tell us where you live.

4 Gold Medals! Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story

Wow! Just Wow! What a tremendous evening last night was in Orlando Florida, at the Florida Authors and Publishers sponsored national President's Award Banquet! Auschwitz #34207 won Gold in the categories: Memoir; Biography; Education; Nonfiction Adult! To be in such great company of other finalists, award winners (not to mention the very fun and welcoming organization and board) was an experience and an honor I will never forget. Thanks to everyone for making this event one of the premier author and publishing events in the country.

The 2016 award winners exemplify excellence in publishing both regionally and nationally. The awards continue to command the attention of industry professionals and readers!” said Terri Gerrell, FAPA President.

The winners were selected by sixty-five judges—librarians, educators, and publishing professionals. Geise's book, along with other award winners, will be on display at the BookExpo America 2017 in New York City on May 31–June 2, 2017. 

Auschwitz #34207 Audio Book Finalist!

We are so pleased to announce that the Audio Book for Auschwitz #34207, narrated/produced by Richard Rieman, has been named a finalist in the CIPA EVVY 2016 Awards! Thanks Richard and everyone who helped make this book possible...and most importantly, thanks to Joe Rubinstein for his courage and strength in showing us all how to live lives of hope, joy and love no matter what we face. The audio book is doubly special to us because we were able to record Joe Rubinstein himself saying the opening chapter quotes!

"As long as we love life, and God, and each other, we can survive anything." Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein, July 6, 2016

I spoke with holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein this week. It was before the tragedy in Dallas. He said to me again, as he does every time we talk, "As long as we love life, and God, and each other, we can survive anything!" (This from a  man who lost nearly everything a human being can lose, including everyone he knew and loved.) Imagine the world if everyone took Joe's message to heart! 

(To learn more of Joe's story: Auschwitz #34207 - The Joe Rubinstein Story) 

Joe (holocaust survivor) and Irene Rubinstein, loving life, God and each other for over 68 years!

Joe (holocaust survivor) and Irene Rubinstein, loving life, God and each other for over 68 years!




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