March 16, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for Vikki Grodner, author of the children’s book, Baby, on
Saturday March 16, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Baby tells the timeless tale of children everywhere. When a young girl asserts her independence as she goes through
the early stages and experiences of childhood, she soon declares that she is nobody's "baby." Ultimately, however, she comes to appreciate in her own youthful way the value of family dynamics and the importance of family ties. These results in a lesson she carries with her for the rest of her life as she forever remains her parents' "baby." With universal themes and sentiments, Baby is destined to become a classic.
Vikki Grodner has spent her life exploring the creative, both personally and professionally. After years in corporate America as a communications and business development executive, she shifted focus. Today she consults with worthwhile nonprofits and entrepreneurial endeavors, in addition to building an interactive lifestyle brand that examines the connection between home, family and place. But she has attempted to have her largest impact in her familial role and then to capture the realities of those relationships in her writing.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Baby.
March 23, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for author Gareth Frank on March 23, 2018 from
12:00-2:00 PM for his novel The Moment Between.
Gareth Frank is a former union organizer and administrator. He received a Master's Degree at the University of
Wisconsin and later studied at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Moment Between is his first
published novel. His short stories have been published in various journals and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as the Silver Pen Write Well Award.
After four years of mourning, Doctor Hackett Metzger is determined to stop letting his wife's death control his life. He is finally beginning to live again, but his recovery leads to an unexpected fight for his own survival and startling revelations about what happens to all of us in the moment between.
Hackett, a brilliant neurologist, is a skeptic. He doesn't believe he will one day be reunited with Jean, or dwell with God in heaven. What he does believe is that he should have seen the warning signs of her heart attack; he should have saved her. He also cannot accept the possibility that his clinical study of near death experiences could prove the existence of a conscious afterlife. When Hackett falls for the mother of a patient, grief finally begins to fade. But he has no idea his new love is hiding her dangerous past. Will Hackett's damaged spirit endure another heartbreak? And, will he survive the treachery around him?
As life and research collide, the good doctor discovers that the secrets of love and death just may be part of the same fabric.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of The Moment Between.
March 30, 2019
2:00 - 4:00PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for local poet Robert Cozzi, author of kaleidoscope of colors
on Saturday March 30, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM.
Robert A. Cozzi is a 2017 and 2018 National Elit award winning author/poet, and a 1982 graduate of Westfield High
School. Cozzi is the author of Tide Pool of Words (2013), Handful of Memories (2014), Blanket of Hearts (2016),
Sky of Dreams (2018), kaleidoscope of colors (2019) and has earned worldwide acclaim for his works of poetry and prose. Educated at James Madison University and New York University, he resides in Bound Brook, New Jersey.
Cozzi was first inspired to write by his 9th grade English teacher, Paul Kocum. Since then, Cozzi has kept a writing journal where he documents the events of the day and begins crafting new writing pieces to share with his many followers on Instagram. Returning to the Town Book Store as a published author is personal for Cozzi because he bought his first book there with his paper boy money in 5th grade, (George Orwell's 1984).
kaleidoscope of colors is the latest release from Westfield native, Robert A. Cozzi. This newest collection of poetry by this multi-award winning poet is filled with as many wonderful aspects as the kaleidoscope is color and shapes. Each poem will take you on a different path, whether it be vulnerability, loss, love, friendships, or powerful memories. All of these messages converge to create a beautiful representation of the human experience. Allow this collection to take you on an adventure where you will discover new stories that are reflected in your own life.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of kaleidoscope of colors.
April 27, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Town Book Store will be hosting a Meet & Greet for author William Cort on April 27, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM
for his novel Finding Ridley.
Millionaires, a mini dachshund, and dreams of old Manhattan inspire a writer to leave monotony behind and follow
a 1930s murder mystery that leads him to love instead.
Rick Gordon is accustomed to losing. He decides it’s time for a change after finding himself single and out of work again with no one for moral support but his two meddling friends and a precocious dachshund. A box of old family photos reveals an odd mystery his deceased uncle had tucked away for him. When Rick makes the unsolved Ridley murders the focus of his first novel, he has no idea how close it will take him to the edge before bringing him back to the love and happiness he’s always been seeking.
William Cort is a long-time newspaper, magazine, and digital copywriter who’s covered everything from concrete to colon health. A 1987 graduate of Westfield High School, he lived in Fanwood for many years. He splits his time between New York City and Lebanon Township, NJ with his wife, Debbie, and their dachshunds, Lucy, Ricky, and Ethel.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy of Finding Ridley.