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Local Authors Salon Oct. 10th

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Come meet authors in the neighborhood. Hear their story. Share yours. Saturday, Oct. 10 starting at 5pm. Refreshments will be provided by our favorite olive oil and specialty shop, Olive With a Twist and The Book Garden Here is our guest list of authors so far and you never know who else might stop in for a glass of wine and a little conversation! Kimberly Borin is an author, counselor, retreat leader, and yoga teacher. She believes that we all have stories to tell and when we share them, we inspire countless others. She is the author of the three Laughter Salad books and the Angel Pages series of books. Jacqui Boulter lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with her husband David and their three children.  She has a passion for horses and loves riding carousels, old and new.  She never forgot the magic of catching her first brass ring at The Flying Horses Carousel on Martha’s Vineyard years ago, and that experience inspired her book, Where Horses Fly. Denny Daikeler is a retired Interior Designer and an ordained Interfaith Minister.  She is the author of What Color is Your Slipcover and Messages. She also was the designer on AM Philadelphia from 1980-1985.  She lives in Milford, NJ. Rick Epstein, who has lived in Frenchtown since 1977, is the author of Rookie Dad and The Right Number of Kids. His funny-dad column has appeared in 179 publications in 46 states, Canada and Australia. He was editor of Frenchtown’s Delaware Valley News, and managing editor of the Hunterdon County Democrat. Seth A. Grossman teaches about partnership governance and community development/management at Rutgers University-The State University of New Jersey, and established a community and business development and management company. He also is a jazz, blues and folk singer. The Neologist: On the Edge of Droxis is his first novel. Therése Halscheid is author of five poetry collections, including Uncommon Geography and Frozen Latitudes. Her poetry and essays have appeared in many journals. An itinerant writer, she writes on the road and has taught in unusual locales including the far north of Alaska where she lived with an Eskimo tribe. Judy Glattstein has authored eight books on gardening and one, Preserving Memories, about making sweet preserves. She’s been published in numerous magazines and teaches at New York Botanical Garden and for Cook College of Rutgers University in their Office of Continuing Professional Education. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s in her garden. Roberta Kroll is the author of First Friends and Queen of Sheba which is part of the: Bridle Path Farm Horse Lover’s Series. Roberta was raised in a loving family in Lahaska and Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. She was an only child but was never bored or looking for ways to spend time. Her mother, Bernice Smith, did the daily farm chores of the family farm, which was located in what is now known as Peddlers Village. The original house and barn, where Roberta’s grandparents lived, still stands today. Mark Lyons will read from his short story collection, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines, recently published by Wild River Books. Mark is also author of Espejos y Ventanas/Mirrors and Windows, Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families. He is director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project. Kimberly Nagy is a poet, professional writer, and dedicated reader who has interviewed a number of leading thinkers, including Academy-Award winning filmmaker, Pamela Tanner Boll, playwright Emily Mann, and biologist and novelist, Sunetra Gupta. She is cofounder of Wild River Review. She will read a piece from her forthcoming book: Triple Quest (Known as Triple Goddess Trials in the Chapters on Wild River Review). Val Sivilli is an...

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Short Story Salon and Signing with Mark Lyons

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

WILD RIVER BOOKS AND FRENCHTOWN’S BOOK GARDEN PARTNER FOR “SHORT STORIES SALON”  Pushcart Prize nominee, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant recipient, and director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, Mark Lyons builds “story shrines” along US highways, and depicts struggles and insights of undocumented Mexican immigrants, hospital “lifers,” returning veterans and highway philosophers, among other unforgettable characters. We invite you to celebrateBrief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines (Wild River Books: October, 2014)) a collection of stories that has already been named an “important landmark in the literature of multiculturalism” at Frenchtown’s, charming Book Garden located on 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ will take place at October 17th from 7-9pm. Award-winning author, Mark Lyons is also the director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project. “We are pleased to publish Mark Lyons’s beautifully-crafted, funny and moving collection of short stories. The collection taps into social issues such as displacement, immigration and post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by returning veterans, says Wild River Books co-founder, Joy E. Stocke, Stockton, NJ-resident. The collection of stories in Brief Eulogies constructs story shrines, or descansos (”resting places”) — intimate memorial shrines we glimpse at the edge of highways and rural roads that mark profound loss, but also serve as acts of redemption. A snake-handling preacher finds faith in a junkyard. A hitchhiker feasts on road kill with a hobo on the Great Plains and discovers the Cosmos. A Mexican-American Border Patrol officer arrests a mojado—a wetback—who asks him a question that makes him confront his own history. An artist whose paintings are rendered colorless by her abusive husband commits an act of vengeance and deliverance. Brief Eulogies are stories about communities and people finding ways to survive their histories, addictions, and fears. A collection that reminds us how our lives can change in an instant, usually when we’re not looking. Says Lyons, “The characters in my stories are real to me—I want the world to know them, to care about them with all the baggage and complications and contradictions they carry. Working with Wild River Books has been a quiet celebration, a reflection on our common love of stories that move people, of the power of voice, and the importance of getting it right.” Lyons is the Director of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project (PSP), where he uses digital storytelling in his work with teens and the immigrant community. In his most recent work with PSP, Project HOME, he produced a series of audio stories on homeless veterans, collaborating with photographer Harvey Finkle. Lyons` past literary work includes writing, translating and co-editing Espejos y Ventanas / Mirrors and Windows, Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and Their Families, published in English and Spanish. With twenty–five years of experience working in the Latino community as a health worker and community organizer, he was the director of the Farmworkers Health and Safety Institute. With a passion for community and storytelling, Lyons additionally serves as the editor of Open Borders, the Wild River Review series of immigrant stories.   “Short stories are probably the most under-appreciated art form yet they are so powerful. Mark’s book is fantastic and we are really looking forward to hearing some of these stories, as well those of other writers, read aloud. There is something magical about sharing stories this way,” says Caroline Scutt, co-owner of The Book Garden. Short story writers are invited to come share some of their work during the signing and story salon on Oct. 17th from 7pm to 9pm. About the Book Garden: Community is at the core of this Indie bookshop where there is an ongoing Celebration of Stories through book clubs, author visits,...

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Local Authors Showcased at Milford ALIVE

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

There must be something in the water because the Delaware River Valley is flooded with talented authors and several will be on hand to discuss their work at The Authors Room during Milford ALIVE on Saturday, Sept. 27th.   “This is the second year The Book Garden is hosting The Authors Room and we are looking forward to another great turnout,” said Robert Rando, owner of the Indie bookshop, located in neighboring Frenchtown. “We are very fortunate to have so many incredible authors living in our community and to be able to meet more than a dozen in one afternoon is exciting for book lovers.”   Stop by the Authors Room in front of the Milford Train Station from noon until 6pm to meet an old or soon-to-be favorite author – or in many cases ‘author/artist – including: Barbara Steingas, Kathryn Finegan Clark, Janet Cargill, Phoebe Wilcox, Denise Ann Saldutti Egielski, Edward F. Petersen, Keith Strunk, Kathi Kurz, Christina Paul and many more. For a complete list visit the Authors Room online at   Also visiting will be Nicole Smith from Room to Read, an organization that works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. Room to read also supports girls to help them complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. The Book Garden will be raffling off a copy of Creating Room to Read, written by the organization’s founder John Wood.   Visit for a complete listing of authors and other details. The Book Garden is located at 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown;

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