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 creative projects include a satirical parenting manual and podcast called The Compleat Dad and a collection of quick-read brain-nuggets called The Whale’s Belly: Short Pieces for Quiet Places, which has 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 fact that web addresses pretty much just ignore apostrophes. It’s hardly something he even thinks about.
The 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. He's completely over it, and it's really not that big a deal, OK? It's just that it wouldn't kill the Internet to retain some basic punctuation. That's all he’s saying.