rena and ICommentary: A Survivor with Alzheimer’s

Commentator Heather Dune Macadam is the co-author of the book Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz. It’s the autobiography of Holocaust survivor Rena Gellissen. Even though the book was published in 1995, Rena and Heather have remained close over the years. And since Rena was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they have become even closer, in a way.


sam_toddCommentary: The Weeping Buddha

A new mystery by Heather Dune Macadam, a police detective investigating a murder finds clues to an older case, the disappearance of a friend who vanished many years earlier. But the plot of the novel isn’t entirely fiction. It’s based on Heather Macadam’s own experience with a friend who disappeared almost 20 years ago. She’s found that basing a novel on people she knows could complicate her real life. (The Weeping Buddha is published by Akashic Books.)



savannah dCommentary: An Adjunct Professor’s Life

Commentator Heather Dune Macadam is an adjunct professor, which means that she teaches part-time at three different institutions of higher learning but still has to get a summer job to make ends meet. She’s just applied for a job at Home Depot. Macadam is the author of the novel The Weepng Buddha, published by Akashic Books.


dadCommentary: Pronoun Games

Commentator Heather Dune Macadam’s father became a woman 20 years ago. But only recently has Heather become used to calling her father “she.”




Mary_Baker_Eddy_WritingsCommentary: Joy of Vitamins

One of the best-know parts of Christian Science belief is that Christian Scientists refuse medical treatment. Commentator Heather Dune Macadam was raised that way.



Commentary: Plagiarism in College  As an adjunct professor who teaches writing to undergraduates, commentator Heather Dune Macadam has plenty of experience with college freshmen — and their attempts to sneak by.