Somers-time and “To Be Continued” — two more “Rip” readings scheduled

Two more readings/book-signings are on tap for “Rip” and its itinerant author.
First, I’ll be heading up to Somers, N.Y., in northern Westchester County, on Monday, April 22, for a 6 p.m. appearance at the Somers Library, located at 80 Primrose St. I’ll talk about Washington Irving’s  “Rip Van Winkle” and how I came to write a satirical modern-day “retelling” of the classic tale, then read excerpts from the book. After an informal question-and-answer session, I’ll be available to sign copies of the book, which will be sold by the Friends of the Library, which will get a share of the proceeds. Admission to the event is free.
econd, I’ll be reading and signing books on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m., at a great new venue in Central New Jersey — the To Be Continued Bookstore, Boutique and Cafe, located at 431 Main St., Metuchen, N.J. Admission is free — and, besides, it’s a great place to browse for used and vintage books, located in Metuchen’s charming downtown. Metuchen’s conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 287, Route 1 and the N.J. Turnpike. So I’ll be hoping to see some of my New Jersey friends.

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“Rip” Sets Sail to Port Jervis

The Port Jervis (N.Y.) Free Library, where I’ll be reading from my novella “Rip” on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.

I’ll be hitting the road and heading north tomorrow, when I’ll be appearing at the Port Jervis (N.Y.) Public Library from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., reading from my novella “Rip,” taking part in an informal discussion about Washington Irving and my parody of his classic “Rip Van Winkle,”  then signing copies of my book for anyone who buys one (they will be available for purchase). The event will take place in the library’s Community Room. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Port Jervis Free Library is located at 138 Pike Street. The phone number (for more information) is 845-856-7313.