Monthly Archives: September 2012

Alice Munro on happy endings

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“That’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.”                                                    – … Continue reading

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Safe as Houses Book trailer by Ted Dodson

Wowie zowie—The limitlessly talented Ted Dodson made a book trailer for Safe as Houses!  It is light and weird and fun and dance-y and dark and whimsical and vintage and nutty and French-ish, that is to say, it is a lot like SAFE … Continue reading

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Interview with Jesse Hassenger for Fiction Writer’s Review

Interview with Jesse Hassenger for Fiction Writer’s Review My dear friend, the seriously talented fiction writer and movie critic Jesse Hassenger, came over for pizza and this is what happened…

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SAFE AS HOUSES Launch Party at The Center for Fiction, NYC

SAFE AS HOUSES Launch Party at The Center for Fiction, NYC One week!  My new favorite panic dream is that no one shows up and I spend the night reading someone else’s book quietly to myself, until the night cleaners … Continue reading

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My book is a book with other books

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Look how pretty she is!  “I’m not going to pretend seeing my books with other books isn’t the coolest thing on the planet,” I said to the bookseller as I snapped away like a proud parent.

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The boss

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Marty Markowitz, President of Brooklyn, interviews Tony Danza at The Brooklyn Book Festival.  Tony talked about his experience teaching high school in Northeast Philly, where I was born and raised.

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Brooklyn, get in my pocket

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Brooklyn in the morning is a beautiful thing.

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Canteen Magazine

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The gentlemen of Canteen Magazine (Lee Bob Black and Stephen Pierson) and I at their Outwrite Launch Party last night at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. The crowd knew less about Woody Allen than I anticipated, but it was a lovely … Continue reading

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New York in the Fall

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“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Joe Fox

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Available for book clubs, children’s parties, bat mitzvahs…

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Speaking of wine, I mean, book clubs…If you have a book club in the New York City or Philadelphia area that is reading my collection Safe as Houses, I’d be happy to drop by your meeting and drink some wine, … Continue reading

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