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Small Business Saturday Author Double Feature

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019 in author, In The News | 0 comments

Small Business Saturday Author Double Feature

  The Book Garden in Frenchtown is keeping it local to kick off the holiday season with visits from two area favorites – Carrie Havraneck and Brandi Megan Granett on Saturday, Nov. 30th for Small Business Saturday. Food writer, Carrie Havraneck will be sharing stories on local favorites plus a few holiday meal tips from her new cookbook, Tasting Pennsylvania: Favorite Recipes from the Keystone State, from 2pm to 4pm. Tasting Pennsylvania  showcases 108 recipes from the best restaurants, inns, diners, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. Mouthwatering photographs complement each recipe. Carrie Havranek writes about food and travel from Easton, where she is a dedicated shopper of the Easton Farmers’ Market. She is the co-author of “Frommer’s Philadelphia & the Amish Country” and the blogger behind The Dharma Kitchen. Author Brandi Megan Granett is celebrating the launch of her fourth novel, Ever Glad, from 3pm to 5pm. In the novel, eleven-year-old Willow wants to be a scientist like her father. She enjoys discovering and recording what she sees, from the trees to the mushrooms to the plants and animals in her forest home in Pennsylvania. But after a mysterious encounter with the owner of the Odds and Ends Shop in the tiny town where her family shops, she discovers she has a new gift—the ability to see into others’ past lives. Moving from the cool forests of the Allegheny Mountains to the exotic wildlife of the Florida Everglades, and then to the city streets of Washington D.C., this family saga with touches magical realism is set in the 1960s. It will delight and enchant its readers. Learn more about Brandi Granett. Meet and greet with a glass of wine and a sampling of cheeses from our own favorite local gourmet shop, Olive With A Twist. Personalized, signed copies of these books will make great gifts for the food and story lovers and in your life.   For details, email us at contact@bookgarden.biz or call 908-996-2022; and follow The Book Garden Frenchtown on Facebook and Instagram....

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Vist the Book Garden Author’s Room at Milford Alive

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from the surrounding area. The Authors’ Table, sponsored by The Book Garden, will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. Milford Alive is Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11:00am to 5pm. The following authors will be featured this year: Pete Tucker, author of Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy, is a life-long resident of Pittstown, NJ. His farm is in the heart of agricultural area of Hunterdon County. Meaning no disrespect to anyone’s feats of higher learning, he holds a Doctorate degree from Hard Knocks University in Pittstown where his career entailed a quizzical mixture of occupations and assiduous study. He retired at 49 years old after selling his co-owned Tucker Publishing Co. in Flemington, New Jersey. Tucker and his wife, Judy, own most of the original family farm where they watch the horses graze and the hay being baled. Somebody has to do it! Tucker attributes many of his life’s rewards and accomplishments to early life on the farm. Thérese Halscheid’s collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Denny Daikeler, is a retired Interior Designer and an ordained Interfaith Minister. She is the author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SLIPCOVER? published by Rodale Press, and MESSAGES, Published by Balboa Press. She also has written for various magazines and was the designer on AM Philadelphia from 1980-1985. Ms Daikeler is on the teaching staff of School of Sacred Ministries and makes her home in Milford, New Jersey. Caroline Scutt, co-author of Frenchtown, NJ: History Along The River, is also co-owner of The Book Garden in Frenchtown. Her work has been published in lifestyle and travel magazines. Her first novel, Some Girls was published in 2012. She lives in Frenchtown with her husband, Jeff, daughter, Julia and a house full of furry family...

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Memoirs of a Jersey Farm Boy

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in | 0 comments

Pete Tucker is a life-long resident of Pittstown, NJ. His farm is in the heart of agricultural area of Hunterdon County. Meaning no disrespect to anyone’s feats of higher learning, he holds a Doctorate degree from Hard Knocks University in Pittstown where his career entailed a quizzical mixture of occupations and assiduous study. He retired at 49 years old after selling his co-owned Tucker Publishing Co. in Flemington, New Jersey. Tucker and his wife, Judy, own most of the original family farm where they watch the horses graze and the hay being baled. Somebody has to do it! Tucker attributes many of his life’s rewards and accomplishments to early life on the...

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Small Business Saturday Sale

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in | 0 comments

We wouldn’t be here without the support of our community and we’d like to show our appreciation by inviting you to stop by on Small Business Saturday and take advantage of our Buy-one-get-one half price new book sale! WE’ve got something for every reader in your life – and something for you too! We’ll be featuring titles by our wonderful array of local authors – local wine and cheese too. Thank you for joining us in our ongoing celebration of stories!

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Milford ALIVE Authors Room Line Up

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in In The News | 0 comments

Milford Alive to Host Local Authors   This year’s Milford Alive event will feature several local authors from Hunterdon County. The Authors’ Room will be located by the grist mill near the Milford Bridge. The following authors will be featured this year: Felicia Sanzari Chernesky Felicia is a writer and poet whose critically acclaimed books include:  Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes; Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting; Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color, and Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of opposites. This series of rhyming concept books was inspired by visits to farms in Hunterdon County, where her family lives. All are beautifully illustrated by Susan Swan and published by Albert Whitman. Her latest book, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!, was just released, and her first prose picture book, The Boy Who Said Nonsense will be published by Albert Whitman in the spring of 2016. Thérese Halscheid’s new collection Frozen Latitudes, the barren and timeless landscape of Alaska becomes a metaphor for places frozen in time when her father Charles, suffered brain damage. Woven among these pages are journey poems of other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature. Previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography, which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize; and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in magazines such as The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Sou’wester, Tiferet, among others. She has received Fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and NJ State Council on the Arts. Tommy Reynolds was born in New York City and raised in Long Beach, Long Island seven houses from the beach. As a kid he played sports in the street with his friends, then in organized leagues, during all three seasons; football/soccer, basketball and his favorite, baseball. He attended Chaminade High School, an all-boys prep school run by the Marianist Brothers. After Chaminade he attended Manhattan College. At Manhattan Tommy was a sports writer and co-sports editor of the school newspaper, The Quadrangle. He covered the Jaspers’ basketball, baseball and crew teams. Upon graduation he entered the business world, embarking on a successful twenty four year career in the world of finance. Tommy is an active racquetball player, runner and softball player, currently residing in beau colic Clinton, NJ with his three children. In his spare time he umpires men’s baseball games. The Game is his first novel. Myrna J. Smith grew up on a farm in Eastern Oregon, married young and completed a masters degree before giving birth to three children. During her 34-year career as a professor, she wrote extensively in the field of education. After her midlife divorce, her exploration of the world’s religions brought her to India four times . Today she enjoys competitive bridge and continues to travel at every opportunity. God and Other Men is Myrna’s first book that explores her life through the lens of spirituality. For her next writing project, about the healing power of sound, she hopes to visit Australia and learn about the didgeridoo from the aborigines. Myrna lives in Hunterdon County, NJ. Ed York is known to many people in our area as the crossing guard for Milford public school, posted at Milford’s traffic light. He is also an assistant librarian at Milford Public Library. Ed is known for writing books about local history. In 2015 he authored two books; Abigail Roberts: Revival Preacher, is a biography of the remarkable woman who, in 1827, founded what would...

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