Talmud scholar to speak at Park Slope Jewish Center


Historical Fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Maggie Anton, acclaimed author of the “Rashi’s Daughters” series, is coming to Park Slope Jewish Center on April 21 to discuss her book “Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Book I: Apprentice” (Plume Original). In this novel that blends third-century Babylonian history with elements of magic, Anton’s protagonist, Hisdadukh, comes of age through her intertwinement […]

April 12, 2013

Brooklynite’s new novel explores complexities of open adoption


Events, Fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that award-winning author Jennifer Gilmore will soon release “The Mothers” (Scribner; on-sale April 9, 2013) – a poignant novel that follows one couple’s complex journey to becoming parents.  After years of heartbreaking failure to conceive, the couple finally decides to pursue domestic open adoption. Having gone through the open adoption process herself, Gilmore […]

April 5, 2013

Brooklynite turns family folklore to novel


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured  Amy Shearn, a Brooklyn-based author who has turned a snippet of amily lore into her second novel. On sale Tuesday, April 2, “The Mermaid of Brooklyn” is a fascinating book that Shearn created by melding her great grandmother’s real-life story with an element of fairy tale magic. Inspired by her great […]

April 1, 2013

Brooklynite’s debut memoir explores turbulent mother-daughter relationship


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, New Brooklyn resident Domenica Ruta has just released her debut memoir – a coming-of-age tale titled “With Or WithoutYou.” In the book, which went on sale yesterday, Ruta examines her turbulent relationship with her mother. Ruta grew up north of Boston in the town of Danvers. Her mother, Kathi, was a drug addict and dealer […]

February 27, 2013

Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home


BAM, Events, Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger. Although a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, Freudenberger is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. Before moving to Brooklyn, she lived in Bangkok and spent much time traveling in China and India, and her books are compelling evidence of her extensive cross-cultural experiences. At […]

February 12, 2013

Red Hook writer’s “The Petraeus Files” spoofs recent scandal


Fiction, Q&A

Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Red Hook writer and comedian Ted Travelstead, whose new book spoofs the recent Petraeus scandal. This past November, Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his position as director of the CIA when his affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, was discovered and became the center of extensive media attention.  ABC News reported […]

February 11, 2013

Poetry Brothelvisits DUMBO for intimate ‘St. Valentine’s Day’ readings


Events, Poetry, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a slew of seductive poets will perform as part of The Poetry Brothel’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre this Saturday, Feb. 9, at DUMBO’s Forgotten Works Studio. The event, which aims to challenge conventional Valentine’s Day traditions, features sultry writers who will read to patrons for a fee.  Forgotten Works Studio will transform into […]

February 7, 2013

Acclaimed author’s new novel features Justin Bieber-like idol


Events, Fiction, Q&A

According to Brooklyn Eagle, Whiting Writers’ Award winner Teddy Wayne, who has been praised for his inventive humor, is about to release his latest novel. Already receiving widespread praise, “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine” is a witty and frighteningly reflective satire of America’s fixation on fame. Wayne’s protagonist, Jonny Valentine, is an 11-year-old pop singer, […]

February 5, 2013

Truth in Advertising: Brooklyn Heights writer’s view


Events, Fiction, Q&A

Earlier this month we featured Brooklyn writer John Kenney whose debut novel “Truth in Advertising” explores the life of a modern day advertising professional. Kenney, who has worked in the field for nearly two decades, draws upon his own experience and reveals a contemporary advertising world that is, for the most part,  far removed from the drama and […]

January 22, 2013

Brooklyn writer looks to literary classics for lessons in love


Non-fiction, Q&A

Only a century ago, there were very limited opportunities to meet anyone outside one’s small circle of acquaintances.  Painstaking composition of hand-written letters that required days or weeks for a meaningful exchange of ideas was the prime mode of communication with anyone outside walking distance.  Yet despite the expanding array of communication options that exist today […]

January 16, 2013

Former Brooklynites coin “The Gaggle” concept


Q&A

Jessica Massa was living in Brooklyn this past June when she published “The Gaggle” — a well-researched and innovative guide to dating in the modern world. She and her best friend-turned-business partner, Rebecca Wiegand (also a former Brooklynite) offer women a new way of approaching their love lives, emphasizing the importance of the “gaggle” of […]

January 11, 2013