Local Author Day 2012
The books written by the authors who will be appearing at the library on March 24th, 2012 for our annual Local Author Day.
HORROR, ACTION-ADVENTURE, MYSTERIES, COMEDIES, FILM NOIR: Hollywood producer Ben Pivar’s output encompassed most film genres, with even a musical, some serials, and Japan’s first full-color anime! Never heard of him? Not surprising, as Ben Pivar was one of the faceless craftsmen who inhabited the sizeable world of Hollywood’s cinematic underbelly, the B film. STOP YELLIN’ chronicles Pivar’s life, both the highs and lows, concentrating on his most productive years while at Universal Studios.
Stephen Tow's New Book The Strangest Tribe Examines Potent Pre-Grunge Seattle Music Scene In 1991, Seattle's sound took the world by storm - but this storm had been brewing in the Pacific Northwest for a decade before it hit MTV. The Strangest Tribe: How A Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge extensively chronicles the rise of rock and roll's last great statement, and unveils what the music really meant to its key players.
Diane Currie journeyed with her mother through Alzheimer's disease for nearly seven years. She has published several articles in local papers and journals relating to the grief of losing her mother to this disease. She holds a BS degree in Business Administration and lives with her family in New Jersey.
Dick Armstrong was thoroughly committed to his promising future as a major league baseball front-office executive until something happened that completely changed his life and steered him in a totally new direction. In A Sense of Being Called, Armstrong tells the story of what he calls his "Damascus Road" experience, an awesome encounter with the God he had always believed in but had never given the slightest thought to serving.
Sylvia Brown-Roberts began writing in diaries when she was a preteen. She has maintained writing journals for most of her adult life. She enjoys writing about human behavior by creating thought-provoking characters and placing them in everyday settings. Behind Church Doors is her first published novel. It was inspired by the author’s many years in a church setting and her desire to give voice to a single, female Christian who struggles with faithful Christian living.
This book, "A Guide To Sailing With The Princeton Ski club", offers hilarious and serious guidelines to people planning to join a bare boat sailing cruise in the Caribbean. The author has lived in Princeton Borough, "the epicenter of the Princeton universe" and cruised many times in the Caribbean with the “Princetonians” via the Princeton Ski Club.
America’s fast food culture reflects not only what we eat—foods that are processed and packaged for convenience—but also how we eat—munching as we multitask and not really tasting the super-sized meals we ingest. In Locavore Adventures, acclaimed New Jersey chef and restaurateur Jim Weaver shares his personal story of how he came to solve this problem—building a local slow food culture that is ecologically responsible and also yields delicious results.
US1 article about our 4th annual Local Author Day. Amy Julia Becker will join Carla Ulbrich of Somerset and Cranbury resident Bart Jackson as featured readers at the fifth annual Local Author Day. Ten other authors, chosen by lottery, will present their work in shorter slots throughout the afternoon.
In early-nineteenth-century New England, folks considered a clean chin a sign of godliness. Born into this buttoned-up, strict society, Joseph Palmer stood out from childhood as someone who liked to do things his own way. A friend to Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcotts, Palmer lived by his own code and grew a belly-flowing beard that made his neighbors so crazy that they tried forcibly to shave him. He fought back and ended up in prison for a year.
Charlotte McGhie, (40-something, food critic, single mom and tennis addict), didn't mind that tennis was a dangerous sport where being abused verbally and emotionally was all in a day's match. But, after one of her opponents drops dead after eating Charlie's chicken tortilla soup, she's accused of the poisoning and afraid the only other thing she'll ever serve again is time.
A gas pipeline explosion and fire destroy Jennifer Evan's apartment and change her life forever. Not only does she lose her home and beloved dog, the ugly scars that cover her arm, neck and shoulder steal her confidence and cause her fiancé to desert her. With her funds depleted and her job on hold, she heads for Vermont ...
A unique and entertaining exploration of the city's style and traditions through various professions: law, commerce, science, art, film, music, sports, cuisine, and humor. Explore the story of Philadelphia by exploring its ties between people, places, and things past and present.
Fourteen-year-old Carsie Akselrod and her younger sister, Lilia, flee the Russian pogroms to live with relatives on New York's teeming, dangerous Lower East Side. Like many Jewish immigrant Americans in the early 1900s, the girls go to work in sweatshops, eventually taking jobs at the ill-fated Triangle Waist Company, scene of the infamous 1911 industrial fire that claimed the lives of 146 garment workers.
Will dangers, dalliances, and delights ensnare a young innocent on a rocking-and-roiling, art-felt journey of self-discovery? Difficult 1970s high school days lead to New York City adventure with time spent growing up at fabled Manhattan hot spots CBGB and Max's Kansas City as a ladylike young beauty learns the ways of the world yet keeps her own quiet counsel in this coming-of-age memoir.
No matter what genre you write, your readers all want the same thing - they want to be part of the show. Here's the secret: If you want to engage readers, you need great characters, and writing great characters starts with writing great people. Character Development from the Inside Out tells you how to do just that!
Tell Me Press LLC, Feb 1, 2011 - Having a sense of humor is essential to health, says singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich, who has found laughter to be a lifesaver during tough times. Under the stress of multiple illnesses and constant health "care," Ulbrich one day snapped—and became the Singing Patient
Wine Appreciation Guild, Mar 28, 2011 No longer the hidden gem of the wine world, New Jersey's wineries are exploding in popularity and quality. In the first guide on New Jersey wines and wineries published in more than a decade, Jersey's native son, globe traveling wine taster and winegrower Bart Jackson has carefully profiled each of the Garden Sate's wineries.
Editorial Review - Publishers Weekly vol. 258 iss. 28 p (c) 07/11/2011 Amy Julia Becker, a Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary graduate, knows how to grab a reader's heartstrings as she writes about her journey as a new mom to Penny, her first child, who has Down syndrome.
XLIBRIS CORP, Sep 25, 2008 - "Penelope Ayers is a memoir about a beautiful, gracious, lonely New Orleanian who discovers one February morning that she is facing a medical crisis. When she reaches out for help, three generations of her fractured, colorful family respond, and in so doing, they all experience grace and healing."