Showing posts with label BOOKS. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016



Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Christie Brinkley

The East Hampton Library hosted their Authors Night recently, with proceeds going to the advancement of the library. The premiere literary event brought together 100 distinguished authors with over 2,500 book lovers on the Maidstone Lane field in the East Hampton Village. Prominent philanthropist and author, Jean Shafiroff, was present to sign her debut book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give – a guide to modern philanthropy.

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give was written by Jean Shafiroff and published by Hatherleigh Press, Ltd. in 2016, and serves as a practical guide for both aspiring and seasoned philanthropist. It features an introduction from Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Ally Hilfiger

At the Authors Night cocktail reception, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and wine while perusing recent titles from popular authors with an opportunity to have their purchased books signed. Afterward, authors hosted exclusive dinner parties at various East Hampton residences.

The success of Authors Night was made possible by Dennis Fabiszak, Director of the East Hampton Library. Alec Baldwin attended the event as founding honorary chair. Honorary co-chairs and authors included: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christie Brinkley, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Mary Higgins Clark, Nelson DeMille, Eric Ripert, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Participating authors included: Jean Shafiroff, Michael Gross, Jay McInerney, Bridget Moynahan, Ally Hilfiger, Jennifer Esposito, Ina Garten, Elisa DiStefano, Alafair Burke, Janelle Friedman, Patiricia Gussin, and many more.

About Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

About Successful Philanthropy

Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Philanthropy encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that are just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.

About East Hampton Library

The East Hampton Library was founded in 1897 after being granted a charter by New York State. Mary Lorenzo Woodhouse donated the land where the library is now located, at 159 Main Street in East Hampton, New York. The library has successfully met the information, knowledge, and reading needs of Long Island’s residents, over the years, and also maintain the prestigious Long Island Collection for historical research. The East Hampton Library, under the direction of Dennis Fabiszak, remains at the center of cultural life and a venue for hosting educational and entertaining programs for residents.

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available now in selected bookstores.

978-1-57826-617-3, $15.00 hardcover

 Photos Courtesy Of: Tom Fitzgerald / Rob Rich

Wednesday, July 13, 2016



"Be sure to keep the lights on for this thriller!"

One Last Deadly Play

New York, NY - Celebrity Journalist/Bestselling Author Flo Anthony returns with One Last Deadly Play, which was recently released digitally on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The novel marks the highly anticipated sequel to her 2013 release “Deadly Stuff Players”.

Almost two years ago, along with law enforcement officers, the nation's most popular Black Gossip Columnist, Valerie Rollins and her crime solving partner, Rome Nyland, an NFL Hall of Famer turned Private Investigator, discovered that retired Los Angeles Wildcats baseball player Royale Jones' real identity is Rolondo Jemison, his look-a-like cousin. A career criminal, Rolondo, had been presumed dead. 

The question was, "What happened to the real Royale?," whom Valerie never revealed to anyone that she had an intimate past with. On this particular Tuesday morning, a mysterious man who has been living on a deserted island in the Bahamas with amnesia for the past five years, suddenly gets his memory back when he sees a photo of Rolondo in a newspaper article that also mentions Valerie's name. 

At the same time in Los Angeles, Rolondo shoots his way out of an L.A. courtroom and flees to New York City where Valerie is helping her fiance, Black dot com billionaire Victor Dumas and his son, Vance, a jockey, put together an all Black Polo Club that will compete this summer in the Hamptons Polo Classic. Once Val and crew land in the Big Apple, they find out their Los Angeles home has been invaded, members of their staff have been killed and Rome's fiancee Turquoise Hobson, is missing. 

Vance's wife, Kentucky Derby winning jockey Violet McClean has left him, and secretly joined forces against the Dumas family with Rolondo and Victor's worst enemy, his half--brother Sincere, to kidnap she and Vance's daughter for billions in ransom and eventually kill Victor and Valerie. The dastardly trio is also after a trunk filled with gold, silver and bills hidden in an underground safe in a secret room beneath the Holy Tabernacle of Mary Magdelene Church in the Hamptons' historically black neighborhood that is in Sag Harbor. The church was once the last stop on the Underground Railroad. 

Follow this eclectic cast of characters along with supermodels, socialites, a treacherous minister, the Bugatti Blades and an Olympic Figure Skater as they navigate the streets of New York City and the glittering Hamptons, all the while making new love connections as well as renewing past ones, dodging bullets and death, but most importantly, Valerie and Rome are once again trying to keep the bad guys from making One Last Deadly Play.

About Flo Anthony

A veteran celebrity journalist, Flo Anthony currently hosts a daily nationally syndicated radio show “Gossip On The Go With Flo”, syndicated by Superadio. In addition, she is the Publisher/Editor In Chief of, and a contributor to the New York Daily News' Confidential column . Flo also writes a weekly syndicated column “Go With The Flo” which appears in several publications including the New York Amsterdam News and Philadelphia Sunday Sun. Flo has been seen over the years on countless television shows and networks including Geraldo, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, TV One's Life After, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, HLN and E! Entertainment TV.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Freedom: My Book of Firsts

ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer has the first television interview with Jaycee Dugard five years after their first sit down following her miraculous rescue from captivity. Dugard will discuss adjusting to a new life and reintegrating into society, which she reveals in her new memoir “Freedom: My Book of Firsts.” The Diane Sawyer special edition of “20/20” will air Friday, July 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Sawyer interviewed Dugard in 2011 when she talked about her horrendous experience in captivity for the first time on the eve of the release of her first memoir “A Stolen Life.” Dugard was kidnapped when she was 11 years old, held in captivity by Phillip and Nancy Garrido for 18 years and gave birth to two daughters.

“Freedom: My Book of Firsts” will be released on Tuesday, July 12 by Simon and Schuster.

Newsmakers continue to turn first to Sawyer to share their stories including the groundbreaking and award-winning exclusive interview with Caitlyn Jenner in April 2015. In 2016, she interviewed New York Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte about reforming Rikers Island jail; Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress at the center of the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán controversy; and Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold.

Sawyer’s special will appear across ABC News, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne and ABC News’ digital properties on desktop, mobile and OTT.

David Sloan is senior executive producer of “20/20.” 

Thursday, April 07, 2016


Cameron Diaz

Rachael Ray And Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz promoted 'The Longevity Book' at 92Y in New York City with her friend Rachael Ray.

Monday, November 02, 2015



Sophia Ruan Gushee

Author Sophia Ruan Gushée celebrated the launch of her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on the roof of the Nomad Hotel in Manhattan recently.

Sophia was joined at the celebration by her family, husband Gregory Gushée and her three adorable daughters. Following speeches by her husband and eight-year-old daughter, Sophia took the stage to thank her family, the guests, and those who helped her complete the book, a culmination of five years of research.

In her speech, Sophia told the heartfelt story of how she began her research on the toxic chemicals that pervade our environment; after the birth of her first child, she found herself up late one night reading a book on how best to care for her infant, and was shocked to discover that carcinogens can be found in some baby bottle nipples, and hormone disruptor's have been found in some baby bottles as well. Shocked, she began to research practical alternatives to these potentially dangerous products, and continued to look for safer replacements for the common products in our lives that expose us to countless toxins: pesticides, household cleaners, chemical flame retardants, and even furniture, to name a few.

Guests such as Charlotte Matthews, Gina Marinelli, and Jacqui Kennedy enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres on the roof of the Nomad and browsed through copies of the newly-published book, called a “veritable encyclopedia” by Elena Brower and a “comprehensive…helpful [and] easy-to-read manual” by Dr. Frank Lipman.

A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures is now available for sale on Amazon.

About Sophia Ruan Gushée

Sophia Ruan Gushée is a mother of three who, upon leaving a career in investment management to spend more time with her children, began a journey to build the healthiest and safest environment possible for her family. This mission to become a truly conscious consumer led her into five years of research on the many toxins we are exposed to and the possible effects of these substances on our lives. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga teacher, living in New York City with her family.

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Photo By: Patrick McMullan

Sunday, October 11, 2015



My New York: Celebrities Talk About The City

Alessandra Mattanza, author, screenwriter and fine-art photographer, was born in Italy but has lived abroad for more than 20 years—including in New York City. Her passion for the cinema has led her to specialize in interviews with actors and directors, as well as in traveling and fiction. Her latest collection of photography, My New York: Celebrities Talk about the City (WhiteStar Publishers, October 2015), is a lavish celebration of the best of New York City as described by 19 of the city’s most iconic residents.

Who better to capture the sights, sounds, and attitude of the Big Apple than such hometown luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Candace Bushnell, Jay McInerney, and Mario Batali? Here are all-new interviews with the artists, writers, and innovators who helped create the image of New York known round the world. Newcomers and old friends of the city will find much to enjoy in this gorgeously illustrated collection of voices that have given soul to the city, shaping its history, and spreading its image throughout the world.

The profiles include:

Al Pacino • Robert De Niro • Martin Scorsese • Woody Allen • Spike Lee • James Franco • Taylor Swift • Moby • Jay McInerney • Daniel Libeskind • Jack Huston • Candace Bushnell • Cathleen Shine • Mario Batali • Siri Hustvedt • Steve McCurry • Cortney and Bob Novogratz • Lidia Bastianich • Yoko Ono

Thursday, April 16, 2015



Steele Resolve

Seasoned actress Kimberly Amato is shining a brighter light on her writing prowess with her new book titled, Steele Resolve—the first book of the Steele Series. Steele Resolve unveils the story of its main character Jasmine Steele, and her daily struggles.

Jasmine Steele’s life was exactly where she had wanted it to be. She had the love of her life, a job as a detective and never gave up on her dream of writing the next great novel. It’s true what they say about life, it changes without warning, and Jasmine’s dreams slammed to a halt the minute her brother was killed. Between guilt, becoming the guardian of her nephew, hiding her grief – she lost her soulmate, her dreams and ultimately herself.

Now Steele is now faced with a series of murders that pulls her back into her brother’s case and puts everyone around her in grave danger. Forced to face her demons, Steele must find out who the killer is before she loses someone else she loves. The killer doesn't care who dies, especially if it keeps Steele quiet – permanently.

Sometimes your worst enemy is yourself. The book is now available on Amazon!

Monday, March 16, 2015


Farrah Abraham

A must read Love Through LimeLight -- the new novel from MTV Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, which marks the third and final installment in her Celebrity Sex Tape series with top erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave

Whatever your feelings about Farrah Abraham might be, it's hard to argue that she’s a force to be reckoned with. From the moment she burst onto the scene in 2009 as a star of MTV’s hit show 16 & Pregnant, Farrah has proven herself to be one of reality TV’s most popular stars, a savvy entrepreneur, and a controversial figure who is equal parts frank and mysterious – leaving many pop culture aficionados to wonder who, in fact, Farrah Abraham really is.

In her Celebrity Sex Tape trilogy, Farrah confronts the realities of her experiences with stardom, sex, and love in the limelight.... and leaves readers wondering where protagonist Fallon Opal ends and Farrah Abraham begins.

Friday, November 07, 2014


The Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home
and in the World
Manners That Matter Most

Manners That Matter Most – the Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World – published by Hatherleigh Press, researched and written by June Eding, and featuring a special foreword by Norah Lawlor – will be available online and in bookstores from November, 25, 2014.

Etiquette is one of the most valuable assets a person can have: knowing how best to present yourself, and how to deal with others in a direct, effective manner, is paramount in all personal, professional, and social relationships. Manners That Matter Most, which is part of The Little Book, Big Idea series, which was created to provide everyday people with useful wisdom to improve their lives, seeks to resurrect the bygone customs of good manners and graceful style; all while updating and applying them to the modern age.

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

- Emily Post

Norah Lawlor
Covering topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology (including the appropriate places and times to call and text message), Manners That Matter Most is a valuable resource and a much-needed guide in our fast-paced world. Suitable for all readers in all social situations, Manners That Matter Most contains both the information and the support you need to gain and give more consideration in your social encounters. With an emphasis on graciousness and chivalry that lends the book its authoritative tone, Manners That Matter Most is the essential companion for anyone looking to put their best foot forward in any situation.The book also includes inspirational quotes on the importance of courtesy, respect and dignity; 25 essential lessons everyone should learn to cultivate better manners; and tips for more effective with family, friends and co-workers. Taking an old subject and presents it in a fresh and accessible way, Manners That Matter Most reminds us why good practice in etiquette not only makes the practitioner look good, but enhances society as a whole. With Manners That Matter Most, the world opens up—and you know just what to say.

Manners That Matter Most features a special foreword by Norah Lawlor, the founder and principal of a New York-based boutique PR firm Lawlor Media Group, focused on a luxury lifestyle clientele.

Available on and in Barnes & Noble Bookstores 


Friday, October 24, 2014




“Discovering who you are is not just for teenagers. Midlife men must also rediscover the world around them while struggling with their own impending mortality and legacy, especially those who change careers and lifestyles.

Middle-aged men like me are under siege, beset on all sides by personal ambition, internal expectations, familial pressure, disillusionment, uncertainty, and legacy. It’s a constant battle to balance the needs of the self and the needs of others and a struggle to discover which ones really take priority. Some win this battle and some tragically lose.”

So says East Coast-based author Kelly Crigger in his tremendously funny new book, Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man's Guide to MidLife.

Just released via Graybeard Publishing, the book has generated immediate interest and praise.

Continues Crigger, “Curmudgeonism is a state of mind, unwavering, unapologetic, and uninterested in what people think. We are the proverbial old dog that can't be taught new tricks because we know the old tricks are tried and true. We have firm beliefs that can't be shaken. Free trade is good. True leaders are rare.”

Just beginning an East Coast-book tour, Crigger feels that this book is perfect not only for me, but women. “If they want to avail themselves of the insight of men, this is the perfect vehicle for them." Check out Kelly's Amazon page HERE:

Friday, March 14, 2014



Dead Sexy

Riverdale Avenue Books’ Pop Imprint has just released a second edition of the successful book, “DEAD SEXY: The Unofficial WALKING DEAD Fan Guide to Zombie Style, Beauty, Parties, and a Ghoul-Lurching UNlifestyle.” This is the second pop culture book produced and written by Paula Conway featuring an exclusive private sale to a targeted audience.

More than 60 companies have zombie-related flash-sale offers in "DEAD SEXY” including Durango Boots from Rocky Brands, Windy City Novelties, Dear Bloody Mary, and Brad’s Raw Foods. This is also the first book to curate travel deals with exclusive offers. Published by Riverdale Avenue Books, “DEAD SEXY” is available both electronically and in print nationwide through Ingram Publisher Services.

“The first edition of DEAD SEXY was such a success that they had to update it to see if they could get even more great undead deals for our zombie-loving readers - and they did!” said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books.

Monday, March 10, 2014



Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?

Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus imprint is excited to announce the publication of the memoir Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? by Kenneth M. Walsh. This is the first book from Walsh who is a writer, editor, and the blogger behind the popular site Kenneth in the (212).

Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? takes place in summer of ’77, while other boys in the Midwest were busy playing Little League and flocking to see Star Wars, young Kenny Walsh was obsessed with Chris Evert and Woody Allen movies — and daydreamed about moving to New York City. But when his family headed west from the suburbs of Detroit to Phoenix, it was the first in a series of events that set his Big Apple ambitions on the wrong course.

Walsh recounts in his memoir an idiosyncratic childhood that included an attempt to track down a crazed serial killer, a First Amendment battle with his fourth-grade principal, running the local KKK (that’s Kenny’s Kid Kare) babysitting service — and the mysterious disappearance of his father.

“Kenneth has a huge following online that has been asking for a book from him so I'm very pleased to say it's now available,” said Magnus Editorial Director Don Weise. “While he's been compared to Augusten Burroughs and David Rakoff, he has a voice and humor all his own”

Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Callista Gingrich And Newt Gingrich

Callista Gingrich and hubby Newt Gingrich, signed their newest books, 'Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate (Breakout)' and 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' at The Palazzo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

Sunday, December 22, 2013



The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats

The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats (Quad City Press) by Constance Corcoran Wilson is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the moral of the first Christmas Cats book to once again teach children a valuable life lesson.

In this second Christmas Cats adventure the lesson to be learned is: In life, always keep an open mind. Don't accept stereotypes as true or let the unfounded opinions of others prevent you from finding out the truth for yourself. We all need to act without prejudice and learn to accept each other as individuals.

The Christmas Cats learn that rats, too, should be judged as individuals. Another message: all of us should try to help others.

Written for the author's four-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise Wilson, with the assistance of talented professional illustrator Gary McCluskey, The Christmas Cats continue to have adventures while attired in their familiar silly hats from Book One (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats).

Learning to accept others in a non-judgmental, open-minded fashion is a lesson we all must learn. If children can internalize this behavior while young, learning to help others and to do good works, the world will be a better place.

Saturday, December 07, 2013


The Emissary Is Pure Reading At It's Best!

The Emissary

In her exceptional debut novel, internationally renowned author, Patricia Cori, weaves a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet.

Within minutes of each other, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe. In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death, mid-flight. Simultaneously, on the East Coast, in Maine, residents awaken to find miles of beach covered in tens of thousands of dead fish. And in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lay dead or dying, like gigantic boulders thrown from the ocean, on a resort beach. Overhead, a strange grid-like pattern in the clouds hangs low and menacing, over the desperate scene.

A leading psychic researcher and telepath, Jamie Hastings, forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales, which leads to a troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Houston based oil company. They're searching drill sites in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest—-or so it appears. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a shadow government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans, and destroying all life on the planet.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Mark Bego

Author Mark Bego has just been announced as the winner of two awards in the annual Paris Book Festival 2013. His first novel "Murder at Motor City Records" has won an award in the "General Fiction" category, and his adventurous memoir "Paperback Writer" has won an award in the "Wild Card" category.

The awards are given each year for excellence in writing that has an international scope. Some of the key scenes in "Murder at Motor City Records" take place in Paris and Salzburg. And, in "Paperback Writer" Bego recounts his adventures with Mary Wilson of The Supremes in Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Monte Carlo.

Additionally, Bego's latest publication, the collector's magazine "Leonardo DiCaprio: Movie Idol" (from event Bookazines) has arrived on newsstands in time for the new film "The Great Gatsby," and his new book, "Burning Bridges" with Glen Campbell's daughter Debby is due out in October 2013.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013




The Great Gatsby

FASHION, FLAPPERS, SEX AND SUFFRAGE – New upstart imprint Event Bookazines are prepping perhaps their most risque title yet, The Great Gatsby Era; all about the fabulous roaring ‘20s that were marked with glitz, glamour and a whole lot of misbehaving. Lovingly edited by Liza Lentini, who did the same outstanding job on their Book Of Miracles issue; the 144-page magazine is filled chapters on Gangster Style; The Cotton Club; Flappers; The Great White Way; and on the novel, The Great Gatsby; which defined the era. According to Event Bookazine major domo Tony Seidl, “I was standing at the airport newsstand, looking at the magazine rack and it dawned on me … many of the usual magazines had been replaced with single-subject magazines, like on The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. I knew then that they were the future of the publishing business. Collectible magazines.” Also next month comes their DiCaprio issue, edited by Mark Bego. Maverick-editor Seidl added, “I helped pioneer the instant book … and, very clearly now, it’s the instant magazine. It's a book, in a magazine format.”

DIS AT 29 --- Veteran PR-magnet David Salidor celebrated his 29th year in business last month; maintaining his dis COMPANY. As busy as ever (he’s worked with Madonna, Run DMC and Debbie Gibson), the peripatetic Salidor sat with us to discuss the changes he’s seen. “Obviously the advent of social media has been key. It’s a development that literally gives you instant access. Facebook and Twitter are just essential in today’s media environment. I also have to say that the demise of the daily issues on Variety and Hollywood Reporter felt strange at first, but make perfect sense in today’s world. I do miss Variety’s Army Archerd, but Cindy Adams is as vital and ever.”

Salidor says that in many ways he’s busier than ever, with clients as diverse as 10-year Nicholas Lampiasi, currently in Disney’s Newsies, and XM Radio’s Brett Winterble. “Brett spoke to Steve Van Zandt yesterday right after the opening of his Rascals show on Broadway and Law & Order’s Richard Belzer today.” He’s also working with new artists Danielle Dease and Dominick DiPietrantonio, as well as Micky Dolenz . “That’s the life of this business … new artists. That’s what keeps me going.”



Mark Bego

Celebrity-author MARK BEGO will be on hand this weekend at the L. A. Times’ Festival Of Books … along with fellow authors Valerie Harper; Debbie Reynolds and Carol Burnett, signing copies of his latest release. After 59 rock-biographies (Micky Dolenz; Cher; Bette Midler; Michael Jackson; Madonna; Bonnie Raitt; Billy Joel; Aretha Franklin; Whitney Houston; and, Elton John) Bego has penned his first novel called Murder At Motor City Records; set in his hometown of Detroit. Gary Graff in the Journal Register said of the book: “For his 60th (!) book, Detroit-born celebrity biographer Bego gives his home town some love with a mystery that touches on some of his own favorite sights and sounds. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty, but Bego spins an engaging yarn, complete with lyrics to fictional songs and a couple twists and turns that make it easy to keep turning the pages.” Cindy Adams said in the NY Post: “With Motown’s Berry Gordy musical open. Bego’s book is an homage to those Detroit roots.” "Murder at Motor City Records" is up for an award in the upcoming The Paris Book Festival. Winners to be announced in May 2013 and awards to be presented in Paris on May 30, 2013.

Adds Bego about his book, : Having been a fan of murder mysteries by Agatha Christie—especially And Then There Were None, the film noir-inspiring novels of James M. Cain—particularly Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce, and the novels of Dashiell Hammett—especially The Thin Man, I came up with the plot of Murder at Motor City Records."

Mark Bego will be autographing his copies of his novel "Murder at Motor City Records" at "The Los Angeles Times" Festival of Books, in the Publish America booth on Sunday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Photo Courtesy Of: David Salidor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013



Chocolate Chocolate Moons

A Tome By: Jackie Kingon

Chocolate Chocolate Moons

Ready for a little fun? Here’s a taste of a new, zany talent who can really dish it out. If you’re tired of somber subjects and gloomy futures, treat yourself to Chocolate Chocolate Moons, a candy bar of a book portraying a hilarious future.

If you struggle with your weight, and were offered an opportunity to become light, fit and have a wonderful life without dieting, would you accept? Plus-sized Molly Marbles wins a scholarship to Armstrong University on the Moon, a haven for the plus-sized set where her 287 Earth pounds instantly become 47.6 without so much as passing up a piece of pie.

But when her boyfriend Drew Barron dumps her, then jumps at a job making low calorie food supplements, Molly’s weight is the least of her woes, especially when her favorite candy Chocolate Moons are found poisoned. Molly solves the crime and discovers a delicious antidote to the poison. Inventive and wholesome, Chocolate Chocolate Moons dishes out a page-turning plot as layered as a devil’s food cake.

Enjoy snappy prose and out-of-the-box thinking in this verbal cartoon for sophisticated readers tired of counting calories and hungry for a good laugh. A yummy funny read.

Saturday, March 16, 2013




City Of Slaughter

March celebrates Women’s History Month and also marks the anniversary of New York City’s deadliest industrial disaster−the Triangle factory fire. Cynthia Drew’s bestselling novel, City of Slaughter, tells a powerful story of life as a Jew escaping pogrom Russia to a similar sweatshop in New York. Drew’s novel received the Silver Award in Historical Fiction from Forward National Literature and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize–the most honored literary project in America.

While the author is not Jewish, City of Slaughter (Daniel and Daniel Publishers, Inc.) by Cynthia Drew is beautifully written from a Jewish perspective, with meticulous research that provides a powerful picture of the plight of women at the beginning of the 20th Century and the obstacles they were forced to overcome. Recipient of the Forward National Literature’s Silver Award in the category of Historical Fiction, City of Slaughter is an exceptional work of historical fiction that is both exciting and inspiring and takes readers back in time to see the world through the eyes of another culture. This profound historical tale has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the most honored literary project in America.

When her parents are murdered by Cossacks during a raid on the shtetl, Carsie Akselrod flees with her younger sister Lilia, touching off a turbulent journey that ends eight months later on New York’s Lower East Side. Plunged into the immigrant chaos of the most crowded square mile on earth, the two girls take sweatshop jobs – Carsie as a milliner’s apprentice and Lilia at the ill-fated Triangle Waist Company. It never occurs to Carsie that in her haste to live the life she strives for in America she hasn’t stopped to lament her parents’ deaths.