You want me to [gulp] speak in public…?

It’s fitting that my first appearance as an author would be at a place I spent a good chunk of my childhood – The Wharton Public Library.

My family moved to Wharton, New Jersey from New York City when I was three (I think). I remember walking to elementary school, which as Google Maps tells me was close to a mile, one way. I then spent 6-8th grade at the local catholic school. I played soccer with the Wharton Wolves until I was 15. I rode my bike everywhere, except to Roberts Street Park. Sterling Street is a fearsome climb for 300 feet, especially for a kid on a single speed Huffy.

I’m proud to say I grew up in a small town. Wharton back in the 70’s and 80’s was mostly a blue collar town. Then we became semi-famous, thanks to one @CyndiLauper. Her Gold album hangs on the wall of the library. Yes, we are very proud to have had Cyndi’s ‘Time after Time’ video filmed in our little town.

And yes, I know you wish you had those glasses, too.

cindy-lauper

 

So, if you’re in the neighborhood (Morris County, New Jersey) why not come by. We can chat. I’ll have some books with me.

There’s beer [and wine]. And snacks. $15 per person/$25 per couple. Call the Library for tickets!  And dress nice for Pete’s sake!

Exit 34B off Rt. 80 West.

light-up-the-library

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