Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 Brooklyn Book Festival

The 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival is Sunday, September 13th from 10a to 6p. I'll be showcasing my literary works, alongside other writers who've agreed to participate in what looks to be a very exciting day. So stop by to browse, say hello and of course support!!! (I'll be in booth #57)

Before You Fly Off - Vol. 2 is a follow-up from the previous volume that focused on such topics as peer pressure, female weight and image issues, and parent stress. In this segment, we're looking at depression, sexuality, communication skills, and even advice for males, among another things. Plus, this time around my daughter has a few things to say. Her Dear Dad letter is already causing a buzz!!!

This literary project actually resulted from an effort to save my own daughter from self-destructive behavior. At the time, I had no idea the books would become so popular. It wasn't until a guidance counselor read my daughter's personal copy--my gift to her for her 16th birthday--when she saw the potential for mass appeal. Today both volumes are being utilized in intermediate and high schools, community colleges, regular and alternative settings, group homes and youth centers, and by parents who want to gain a better understanding of their daughters.

Directions to Book Festival:
By car from Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge, stay straight on Adams Street. Turn right on Joralemon Street

By car from Staten Island: Verrazano Bridge to 278West. Take Exit 27 and turn onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn left on Boerum Place, then left on Joralemon

By car from New Jersey: Holland Tunnel to Brooklyn Bridge, onto Atlantic Avenue

By subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall

This book was a joy to read and share with others...It should be seriously considered by persons conducting workshops, teaching courses, or providing counseling on youth development..."

-- Dr. Alvin Lee Keyes, Clinical Psychologist

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