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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…

(Courtesy of New York Public Library)

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.

Interior LCB

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.

Backroom Broadsides. Sponsored by Riverview Neighborhood Association. Hosted by Fox & Crow. (Courtesy of Perfume Professor)

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…

My book cover image featured on the Fordham University Press Fall 2017 catalog.

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…

Emmy F., Kirk Howle, and his art. (Courtesy of Perfume Professor)

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…

Charles Chamot Gallery

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…