Books, events

To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-Thon at the Barnes and Noble at The Grove



Yesterday, I participated in the To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-Thon at Barnes & Noble/The Grove. The event took place throughout the day and I was so honored to be alongside such wonderful authors and speakers. Dawn Wells (the Mary-Ann from Gilligan’s Island), Josh Sabarra (Author of Porn Again: A Memoir), and Cynthia Fox (from 100.3 The Sound) all read at 11am with me (also in the photo above).


I was honored to sign “Tears and Tequila” at Barnes&Noble – The Grove – beneath Harper Lee.  I was spellbound by the world she created, and the beauty of her words as we read TKAM aloud at the all-day-read-a-thon organized by Lita Weissman.



Books, events, family

Westport Library, Nanuet Library, & Childhood Friends

It’s been an amazing ‘old home week’ on the east coast. In Westport, I’m staying at the beautiful home of my childhood friend, Lucy, which whom I share so much history and who spearheaded the event at The Westport Library. And who should happen to walk into the Library as I was talking? My best friend from P.S. 87, Cynthia, who lives nearby. Here we are at age 7, in my kitchen and last night, in Lucy’s living room, after a great time together.



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Books, events

Hollye Dexter’s Barnes and Noble Event

hollye1Over this past weekend I went to the most amazing book launch at Barnes and Noble – The Grove – of Hollye Dexter’s phenomenal book, FIRE SEASON.

It is a must-read, searing account of the roller coaster ride that began for Hollye and Troy Dexter on the night they jumped out of a second story window when their house was engulfed in flames. Her story – from ruin to redemption – ends with hope.

On Saturday, Hollye read a riveting and heartfelt passage, held up a charred childhood diary dug out of the rubble, presented an expert from the Red Cross who told us how to keep safe in emergencies and was joined by husband Troy Dexter on guitar and singers Gloria Loring and Stephen Bishop. What a family. What a community. What a book launch. Magic!!!

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events, Writing

More Events!

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Don’t miss two very special events with the talented Linda Schreyer at the Westport Library and Nanuet Library!

Linda Schreyer, co-author with Jo-Ann Lautman of Tears and Tequila, discusses this story of love, loss, friendship, courage and, most of all, renewal. It tells of the healing that happens when you become part of a community in which everybody is missing someone. This novel about love, loss and renewal will make you laugh, cry and invest in the lives portrayed.
“With compassion and a light hand which only true understanding can provide, the authors impart important life lessons on how to cope with grief and find a new path to happiness.”—Edie Lutnick Co-Founder and President, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

Westport Library

Event Details:
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where:McManus Room- Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880
Contact Info: 203.291.4800

Nanuet Library

Event Details:
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:30-8:45 PM
Where: The Nanuet Library, 149 Church Street, Nanuet, NY 10954
Contact Info: 845-623-4821