Marcia R. Rudin's two novels Hear My Voice and Flower Toward the Sun are available now. She has published two non-fiction books, Why Me? Why Anyone? published by St. Martin’s Press and Jason Aronson, Inc. and Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults, published by Fortress Press. She has written articles and book reviews for such publications as The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Encyclopedia Judaica, The Congressional Quarterly Researcher, and ReformJudiasm.org. She has appeared on many radio and TV programs, including “Dateline NBC,” “CBS Evening News,” and "CBS Morning News."
She also writes screenplays and plays. A resident in screenwriting at the MacDowell Colony of the Arts, Ms. Rudin has studied at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ensemble Studio Theatre Summer Institute, and Zoetrope: All-Story and Gotham Writers Screenwriting Workshop. Nine of her plays have received fifteen productions in festivals in Manhattan, New Jersey, Santa Cruz and San Diego, California, Charles Town, West Virginia, and Canton, Michigan. Two have been produced as podcasts, and several have received staged readings. Her ten-minute play Paul Newman Hops the Amtrak Auto-Train won the Naples (FL) Players Naples Players 2006 ETC New Play Contest, and her one-act play Closings was the Silver Medalist at the 2017 New Voice Play Festival at the Old Opera House Theatre Company and Arts Centre in Charles Town, West Virginia.