Why do we do in-person book events in the age of social media? To sell books, certainly, but mostly, it's about the joy of connecting face-to-face with readers, of meeting people, talking about books, about becoming part of a community of book lovers. I spent yesterday at the Harlem Book Fair along with other members… Continue reading Connecting with readers
Join me this Sunday in conversation with my good friends Jack Getze and Jane Kelly at the Ocean City NJ library..
I blog so infrequently these days, I figured the least I could do is to let you know that I'm guest blogging today at the NY chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Death and Taxes
To my friends in south Jersey... tomorrow (Sunday) is Lines on the Pines, a gathering of authors, artists and artisans celebrating the Pine Barrens. Spring forward and then join me in the Grand Ballroom at the Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City where I'll be signing books and otherwise making a fool of myself..
Folks in other parts of the country are surprised when I tell them about the Pine Barrens. After all, it’s not what people think of when they think of New Jersey. You might be surprised to find more than one million acres of pine forests and cranberry bogs less than one hundred miles from Manhattan,… Continue reading the jersey devil rampage – 108 years ago today
According to the publisher (Scholastic) Dog Man has a 3rd grade reading level and a 2nd - 4th grade interest level. I guess that says something about my reading habits because Dog Man, the new book by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants) is certain to find its way onto my list of the best… Continue reading Dog Man
Not lower-case nothing. Upper-case, big-N Nothing. Stanislaw Lem explained the difference between the two in his masterpiece, The Cyberiad: Fables for a Cybernetic Age. "Machine, do Nothing!" The machine sat still. Klapaucius rubbed his hands in triumph, but Trurl said: "Well, what did you expect? You asked it to do nothing, and it's doing nothing."… Continue reading I’ve got plenty of Nothing