Another Creative Window in an Empty Storefront

May 23rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

One block down from the empty storefront with a bunch of loaves of Wonderbread hanging in the window is another empty storefront with this. They’re cribbing from Andy Warhol. NO. I’m such an idiot. I just realized, this is not borrowing, this is a tribute to Andy Warhol. His magazine Interview is shutting down after 50 years in business. Okay, I’m slow.

Another Chance to Get a Free Copy of Damnation Island

May 20th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

There’s another Damnation Island book Giveaway on Goodreads, which ends on May 31st, so enter now! There are 25 copies being given away, and you never know.

A very nice turnout for my book event hosted by untapped cities!! Thank you to all the wonderful people at untapped cities for such a marvelous launch

Batting Practice

May 20th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

“Come here. Just a little closer … closer.” BAT. I am just one giant toy to them.

More Book Events

May 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

UPDATE: I forgot an event! My next one is actually on May 23. I’m doing a presentation and Q&A at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope along with author Cutter Wood, author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State: A Story of A Crime, 6:30 pm.

After that on May 24 I’ll be at the Clinton Book Shop, 12 East Main Street, Clinton, NJ, 6:30pm. The Clinton Book Shop is an independent book store that has been around for 50 years! Support our independent shops!!

The next one after that is on May 26 at the Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY, 1pm. This event will also include a walking tour of Roosevelt Island (formerly Blackwell’s Island) given by Judith Berdy, the president of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.

I don’t know what this photo shoot was about, but it looks intriguing, doesn’t it?? This was taken at the small park across the street from the IRT subway entrance at 12th Street and 7th Avenue.

Interviews and Baby Birds

May 16th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

I’m doing a lot of radio interviews today. Like everything else I’m doing, it’s fun and scary. I try to prepare, but who knows what they’re going to throw at me. I couldn’t get the words “state-of-the-art” out minutes ago. It felt like an eternity before some approximation of the words came out of my mouth. Ah, to have a fully functional working brain. But three other interviews I did (not radio) went up yesterday. One at Salon, another on the Gotham Center blog, and one on Curbed New York. Thank you Mary Elizabeth Williams, David K. Thomson, and Tobias Carroll!

Meanwhile life goes on. Someone brought a baby bird to the ASPCA yesterday, except we don’t do birds. There was some discussion about what to do with it, it was so tiny, and euthanasia came up!! But thankfully that idea was shot down. A bird rehabber was called, but the day was getting late and I was getting worried about the little guy. So I looked up the details for the Wild Bird Fund, an organization I’d worked with a couple of times with wounded pigeons I’d found, and I gave the information to one of the most sympathetic people there (hi Alessandra!). She authorized my taking the bird there and gave me cab money!

Here he is in the incubator (he’s the one labeled ASPCA of course). Followed by a picture of some cute ducks hanging out on the floor.

Wild Bird Fund

Wild Bird Fund