Herbert Hadad is an award-winning freelancer writer, who has specialized on topics of family and the Middle East.  He is the author of Finding Immortality: The Making of One American Family, and is at work on a new collection of essays. His stories have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Parenting, Reader’s Digest, Poets & Writersand others. He worked as a reporter for The Times, New York Post, Boston Globe and Keene (N.H.) Sentinel. He also served in New York as a press officer for the U.S. Department of Justice and currently teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He has won writing awards from the New York Press Club, Council or the Advancement and Support of Education, Folio magazine and others.  Hadad is a governor emeritus of venerable press club called Society of Silurians and a board member of the Rockefeller Preserve. His wife Evelyn and he have three children and live in Pocantico Hills, New York.