About the Author
Scott E. Blumenthal, a veteran of the publishing biz, has served as Senior Editor and Executive Director for leading educational publishers. His debut novel The Kiss (TouchMark Press), about three musical prodigies living during the Holocaust, received the 2014 IPPY Award for Historical Fiction and the 2015 International Book Award for Historical Fiction. Scott is also the author of numerous children's books, including the acclaimed A Kid's Mensch Handbook and The Great Israel Scavenger Hunt (Behrman House).
Scott’s new writing projects include a satirical parenting manual for dads called You Don’t Need a Hammer, Wrench, and Screwdriver When You’re A Complete Tool and a collection of quick-read think-nuggets called The Whale’s Belly: Short Pieces for Quiet Places, both of which have allowed Scott to embrace the Internet’s discomfort with apostrophes in web addresses.
Seriously, though. Scott, who has lectured nationally at parenting, education, and book conferences, is totally fine with the whole no-apostrophe thing. It’s hardly something he even thinks about.
Scott, a native Long Islander who lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children, would actually prefer if we just stopped talking about the whole apostrophe thing altogether, to be completely honest. It's really not that big a deal. It's just that it wouldn't kill the Internet to retain basic punctuation. That's all he’s saying.