Winter Begins, A Book Tour Ends
Events surrounding “Midnight Rambles” kept this writer busy and content throughout December.
Initial Rambles: A Writer Emerges
A heady few weeks of appearances and events followed the publication of “Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham.”
Pub Day & Launch Party
The pub day for “Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham” has arrived, and events are on the calendar.
In the Shadow of Poor Richard
Earlier this year, I received an invitation from a librarian at the Philadelphia City Institute to speak about my book, Left Bank of the Hudson (Fordham University Press). I didn’t need to consider my calendar or conflicts: I quickly accepted. Philadelphia remains a special city for me. I lived there in the early 2000s. The…
Snow Day! Tonight’s Event Postponed
Last night, I prayed for the snowstorm to pass. For the first time in my life, I did NOT wish for a snow day. However, mother nature continued with her plans.
March Events: Busy Days for an Author
March is looking to be a busy month. I’ll be appearing at two different events this week alone. On Wednesday, March 7th, I’ll be discussing my book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artist of 111 1st Street, at Little City Books in Hoboken, New Jersey. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.
A Neighborhood Crowd: Backroom Broadsides
The New Year started right. My neighborhood association invited me to read from Left Bank of the Hudson at its monthly open-mic and author series, Backroom Broadsides, on January 2, 2018. The event took place in the atmospheric parlour of the Fox & Crow, a favorite local pub and a popular spot for live music…
Left Bank of the Hudson: Year-End Reflections
On October 3, 2017, nearly three months ago, my first book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street, was published by Fordham University Press. The publication marked the conclusion of a five-year effort and an achievement of a lifelong dream of becoming an author. You could say it…
Art, Drinks, and Conversation: An Evening at Virile
On Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017, Virile Barber & Shop invited me to discuss Left Bank of the Hudson with guests over drinks and food (courtesy of Wurstbar) in downtown Jersey City. Before cable news and social media, people visited barbershops to trade gossip, debate politics, and discuss events of the day. This tradition…
Back in Jersey City: JCAST 2017
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, I was honored to participate in 111 1st Street: A Community of Artists, an exhibit featuring the artists of the former 111 1st Street–the subject of Left Bank of the Hudson. Elaine Hansen, a 111 alumnus herself, organized the show as part of the 2017 Jersey City Art & Studio…