In recognition of my second novel, BLUENESS, published this month, Amazon has agreed to make my first book, AQUAVIT, a free ebook. But they control for how long. AQUAVIT tells the story of Kat Jensen, a restless NYC businesswoman, eager to go away on a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list vacation on an old sailing ship. First Hint: See … More Announcing My New Novel & An Old Novel Now Free!
My hometown San Antonio is often leading edge when it comes to innovation. In 2013, the BiblioTech Digital Library, the first all-digital public library in the U.S. opened. Since then, they’ve added a second location in San Antonio along with a downtown jury duty room for those with time on their hands while stuck in … More Libraries Round the World: Going 100% Digital
The main branch of the New York City Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan has a genealogy department, The Milstein Division. If you’ve ever been curious about your ancestors, drop by for a visit. The Milstein Division has computers available with subscriptions to genealogy websites. Many official paper records such as … More Libraries Round the World: Finding Your Pocahontas
Hidden away in TriBeCa at 25 North Moore and Varick, you’ll find a unique library. But whatever ‘book’ you check out has to be finished inside the bar. As you can tell, this isn’t your usual library, but I couldn’t resist a visit, and the husband was eager to browse and check something out. The … More Libraries Round the World: A Liquefying Brandy Library
I had some success figuring out the location of John Grisham’s imaginary Camino Island novel’s setting. That June 13th blog, my most popular so far, has had over 5000 views. And now he’s done it again with another new best-seller, The Rooster Bar, about students in a sub-par law school buried in debt. While I didn’t … More John Grisham’s Rooster Bar
Yes, you read that headline right! But not real tigers from a zoo or nature park. Flying Tigers Copenhagen is a chain of stores from Denmark. And they flew about 4,000 miles over the Atlantic to set up shop here in the USA. With three locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, they have claimed … More Danish Flying Tigers Invade NYC
Dorothy and her pals, even the wizard, and the witches, would all agree – the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibit “It Is Getting Wild!” is incredible. The art show focuses in on global wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols with a mix of photography, videos clips of animals in the wild, and complimentary art from … More Lions & Tigers & Bears: Oh, Yes!
Last night I visited the new Amazon bookstore located on the third floor of the Time Warner Center at 59th street on the Upper West Side of NYC. Yes, a real store with paper books. But Amazon isn’t turning their back on their ebook business with many types of Kindles for sale too. Per the … More Amazon Bookstore: NYC
Where is Camino Island? Head south to Florida and find out! … More The Real Camino Island