Tyler Wetherall Shares Memoir About Life On The Run


There were many things Tyler Wetherall didn’t know while growing up. She didn’t know her real surname until she was nine years old. She didn’t know her dad was a criminal. And she didn’t know the reason her family had moved 13 times in her short life was because they were fugitives from the FBI. […]

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NYC anti-poverty advocate releases gripping memoir on her battle with cancer


Jennifer Jones Austin, New York City native, nonprofit executive and child advocate released her debut book “Consider It Pure Joy” on March 1 with book signings in New York City followed by a book tour stopping in cities across the country. On March 19, Jones Austin signed books and spoke at the Brooklyn Historical Society. New York City […]

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Acclaimed poet brings Cape Verde to Brooklyn in new collection


“These words feel like experiences. Some are personal, most are enlightening, but all connect. Connect on a higher level. A spiritual level.” –Kendrick Lamar   Shauna Barbosa is a Boston-raised poet whose debut poetry collection “Cape Verdean Blues” is making waves in the literary world. She is currently embarking on her “Cosmic Journey Tour,” where […]

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Smart, funny ‘A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out’ includes Brooklyn-based chapter


“Brooklyn women wore black T-shirts and scuffed shoes and unwashed hair and somehow looked impossibly chic. I, in contrast, felt like a Carrie impersonator from Omaha on the ‘Sex and the City’ bus tour.” — Chapter 6 of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” The workplace drama in Sally Franson’s debut novel “A Lady’s Guide […]

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James Lasdun and Michelle Orange to speak at powerHouse Arena


According to Brooklyn Eagle, two celebrated writers – James Lasdun and Michelle Orange – will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to celebrate and discuss their new work, which explores the sometimes alarming implications of modern media and communication on our lives. Lasdun has recently released his latest book, an eerie memoir titled “Give […]

February 26, 2013

‘Silent Cal’ is the hero in ‘Coolidge,’ by Brooklyn Heights author Amity Shlaes

History, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Heights writer Amity Shlaes, who has just released “Coolidge,” her latest book that presents a fascinating biography of America’s thirtieth president.  Known as “Silent Cal,” Coolidge’s achievements have been largely overlooked because of his passive and reticent disposition – yet Shlaes now disproves these misconceptions, revealing the president’s heroic side. Coolidge led […]

February 14, 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

Fiction and autobiography meet in ‘Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles’


  According to Brooklyn Eagle, acclaimed author Ron Currie, Jr. will be appearing at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to celebrate the release of his new novel, “Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles.” Already receiving widespread praise, this is a poignant work of autobiographical fiction that intricately explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Currie’s prose is […]

February 8, 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

Carroll Gardens writer praises ‘Messy Lives’


Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently featured Carroll Gardens resident and writer Katie Roiphe, who has long been known for her courageous writing, whether in the form of personal essays or cultural and literary criticism. Since the publication of “The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism” in 1994, Roiphe’s work has regularly been described as thought-provoking and bold. Her newest book […]

January 31, 2013

Brooklyn Book Briefs: Jan. 30


According to Brooklyn Eagle, this Wednesday, Jan. 30, Cobble Hill’s BookCourt presents an evening with Granta, a literary magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Granta editor Patrick Ryan will host the event, facilitating a discussion on the Spring 2013 issue with André Aciman, Karen Russell and Jennifer Vanderbes – three of the issue’s featured writers – all of whom, in their new work, […]

January 29, 2013

Thinking of retiring? Reinvent yourself instead


For most of us, when we envision the end of a career there is one word in particular that comes to mind: retirement. Historically, Americans have equated the end of a successful professional life with retirement plans, whether that might involve moving someplace warmer or quieter, or simply spending more time at home relaxing. But more and more […]

January 29, 2013

Brooklyn Book Briefs: Jan. 28


According to Brooklyn Eagle, Renowned English bassist and singer Peter Hook will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena tonight, Jan. 28, to celebrate the release of “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division.” In his book, to be released tomorrow, Jan. 29, Hook offers an in-depth exploration of some of the post-punk musicians and bass guitar melodies that […]

January 28, 2013

Tonight at Brooklyn’s bookstores


Trauma, Truths, and Twitter Authors Rory O’Connor and Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian will appear tonight, Jan. 24, at DUMBO’s powerHouse bookstore, to discuss how social media has served to perpetuate common misconceptions about the Middle East. O’Connor, award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of “Friends, Followers and the Future,” focuses his work on the intersection of media […]

January 24, 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