It started off Tuesday, reporting on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, reporting for Paterson Press. The Ridgewood Ben & Jerrys gave away their free cones to benefit Paterson’s Habitat for Humanity. It was a gorgeous day and I had a taste of the fabulous banana/peanut butter yogurt.
Wednesday night I gave a lecture on the benefits of raw food at Long Valley Library. It was fantastic! I had a great turn out of 15 women who said it was “excellent.” I made a raw chocolate banana pudding and other guests made wonderful salads, raw kale chips and raw flax crackers.
Then last night was my first book reading/signing at Manasquan Public Library. Another gorgeous night and a lot of fun — especially since before I had a drink at this cool restaurant called The Squan: http://www.squantavern.com/ and got to hang out with our cool friend Ron. The three of us returned to The Squan after the reading for dinner. Lots of fun, laughs and great conversation!
Today I had such a wonderful time going to check out Gerard and Diane’s performance at the Mountainside Library in Mountainside, New Jersey.
I’ve been representing the musical couple for quite some time now, via my brand Pear Tree Enterprises (www.peartreeenterprises.com) booking them into assisted living facilities and libraries. Not only do I represent them, I’m a fan too!
Not only are they both extremely talented, I just love the vast song selection. Some of my favorites today were: “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “Something Stupid,” and “A World Without Love.”
I was honored to have lunch with Darlene Foster today! Not only is she the cover designer for my book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” she’s also a very good friend!
Last fall when I was nearing the finishing stages of my book (which is now available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X) I gave Darlene a photo of me taken in the mid-1990s by my friend Ed O’Brien at a club called Cake in NYC. I felt the photo truly represented what the book was about, being on the guest list in the punk rock circles. And Darlene truly nailed it — where I was coming from and where I wanted to go with the cover — which received tons of compliments!
“On the Guest List” cover design by Darlene Foster
Darlene Foster also designed the back cover which includes endorsements for the book and a recent photo of me, taken by my husband last June.
“On the Guest List” back cover
I’m now writing my second book, which is my first attempt at fiction. And of course I’m going with Darlene once again to do the job! You can check out more of her work here: http://www.darlenefoster.com/
I had a fabulous interview earlier today with Tekneshia Day.
In addition to promoting my book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” and my company Pear Tree Enterprises (www.peartreeenterprises.com) we spoke about so many great things and I mentioned quite a few people who were positive influences to me in school, the music world and in publishing — as well as anti-bullying! What a great show, what a blessing, life is good!