As a New Year resolution, giving thanks to those who have helped or honored you is an easy resolution to keep. Here are some folks who deserve some of my thanks:

To Lois Stern, editor of Tales2Inspire for her plugging of our movie.

In the News

Congratulations to Mort Laitner, winner of  two Tales2Inspire awards: ‘Chocolates Filled With Music’ (The Crystal Collection) and ‘The Hanukkah Bunny’ (The Garnet Collection), whose film, “The Stairs”, has now been accepted in seven countries: Spain, South Africa, Slovakia, Canada, Israel, India and the United States. This film is about a ten-year old boy who hides at the top of a stairwell listening to his father tell the harrowing story of almost being gassed to death in a Nazi concentration




Editor Teresa Bendana and her crew at ofthe South Florida Writers Association for publishing many of my stories. (India Ink— January 2017)) in The Author’s Voice.

Ricki Dorn for editing my stories and catching my typos.

University of Miami’s Arts and Sciences Alumni magazine, under class notes for referencing the world premiere of “The Stairs” at Cinema Paradiso. (Fall 2016).

Shelley and my sons, Blake, Jason and Travis for helping me edit the screenplay for my feature film, currently to be entitled “The Mensch.”

Nicki Porter of The Writer magazine for her inspiring quote, “I believe every story leaves some small impact on the reader.”

Randall Lieberman, reporter for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Jewish Journal for his articles about my projects.

To my readers for their heart-felt written comments and words of support.

Readers remember those who have helped you and give them some love.


January 4, 2017

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  1. Marianne Steenbeek Holmes

    Mort, we are enjoying all you do so very much. It was great to be at the film festival in Palm Coast.
    Wish that students would read “A Hebraic Obsession”, when they are young. If more people would read this might be a better and gentler world.


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