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Alec Baldwin Signs Copies of His New Book Nevertheless, Says Favorite Chapter was Definitely "The One About His Wife"                                                   By Suzanne Ordas Curry 

Hot off the presses and hot off his performances on SNL and his tour for Boss Baby, actor/writer/icon/the immortal Alec Baldwin visited the small suburb outside of New York City of Ridgewood, NJ, to sign copies of new new memoir, Nevertheless. Bookends on Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ is often a stop on A-listers book tours, and this one came the day after his book dropped. About 200 people were able to purchase a book prior to be able to have him personally sign their book.  Click here for article:  http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/04/alec-baldwin-signs-copies-of-his-new.html


                                                           


RHONJ's Chris Manzo Delights the Kids with His New Book Oliver Brightside: It's a Great Book for Kids

Chris Manzo at Bookends in NJ
I just can't stop raving about the independent bookstore in downtown Ridgewood, New Jersey called  Bookends. They get such fabulous authors and personalities there.

This time they had Chris Manzo from Manzo'd with Children and RHONJ. He was there signing copies of his new illustrated children's book entitled Oliver Brightside.

All patrons entering the store were asked to sign a waiver as BRAVO was there filming for the show that afternoon. All patrons were photographed as well after signing. Click here for full article:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2016/05/manzod-with-childrenrhonjs-chris-manzo.html







Author A.J. Colucci Delves Into the Eerie World of Plant with New Novel Seeders
                   

Seeders by AJ Colucci
One may find it hard to believe that behind the walls of a modest, Cape Cod-styled house perched on a tree-lined country road in suburbia lives a novelist who could put us on the edge of our seats with just a few words. With tales of armies of mutant ants attacking the greatest city in the world, devouring human flesh in just minutes to a new novel  about killer plants altering the minds of people stranded on an island where madness quickly turns to vicious murder  one would think that AJ Colucci lives in some dark, ivy-covered house high upon a hill that no trick-or treater would dare to visit.
But author AJ Colucci doesn't. She's a suburban soccer mom, traipsing her kids about town, active in school organizations, hosting backyard BBQ's, but with a creative mind so much on overdrive that she has three books written and two more in the works.

A.J. Colucci's is the author of Seeders and The Colony
I first met AJ through a PTA function. She was your everyday PTA mom and yet she wasn't. AJ always had an opinion and wasn't afraid to voice it. The passion always came through. I remember when we were working on one project together, a community activism project, and she mentioned how she was writing a book on what we were doing. But she prefaced it with, "but it's not exactly the same situation because in the book bad things happen to the people, like they keep getting murdered."  
That should have clued me in that this inventive, daring mind was always at work, participating, seeing, listening, grabbing and taking notes about the world around her.             Written by: Suzanne Ordas Curry
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Book Review: Miss Nicole's Cupcakes Sure to Please: Free Download on Itunes


Cookbook author and celebrity journalist Nicole Russin is offering her cupcake book, Miss Nicole's Cupcakes as a free download on Itunes for your Ipod, Ipad or Mac.

For any cupcake aficionado, or anyone that enjoys a good cupcake, this book is sure to please with its diversity of recipes and enticing and creative photographs. There are cupcakes for any occasion and the photos are sure to inspire any baker. The recipes are easy to follow. Though any female baker would appreciate this book, children and adults alike will enjoy these recipes.

To download it click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/miss-nicoles-cupcakes/id903612571


Bill and Willie Geist's Book Good Talk, Dad Explores Father-Son Relationships with Humor and Wit: It's The Geist Story on Growing Up in Jersey



Bill Geist and Willie Geist at Books and Greetings in Northvale, NJ
 By Suzanne Ordas Curry

“Ask him!” Bill Geist said to me as we chatted about the new book Good Talk, Dad, that he and his son had written.  The place was Books and Greetings in Northvale, NJ, a bookstore just few miles from their hometown of Ridgewood, NJ.  We were talking about his chapter on his time in Vietnam and I mentioned to him how my dad was in WWII but barely spoke of it.

"Ask him!", he said.  I told him how I had a friend who was writing a book on WWII and I did manage to get some answers out of him, but then he got tired of answering.

Bill Geist then asked if my dad had been to the memorial down in DC. I told him how he wasn’t exactly mobile, being close to 90 years of age.

"Tell him they’ll put him in a wheelcahair,and fly him over,” he added.

I go to a lot of books signings. To me it’s not just about the book but the experience of meeting the authors. Willie and Bill Geist are just, in one word, genuine people.

The Today Show's Willie Geist                      Photo by Suzanne Ordas Curry
To start off the night Willie gave a short presentation on the book. He had the crowd of about 75 on a weekday night, sighing and laughing. After the presentation the people lined up in the busy and book-filled bookstore to have their books signed. The two of them took time with everyone that bought a book. I cannot say that of every author I have met.


To read the rest of this article click here:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2014/07/bill-and-willie-geists-book-good-talk.html



Review: Glee's Leah Michele Pens Lifestyle Book - Is It Good For Teens?

                                                                                                                                 By Suzanne Ordas Curry
Reminiscent of a Justin Beiber concert half a decade ago, almost 500 tweens and teens were lined up anxiously awaiting their turn to meet Glee's Lea Michele at their local bookstore. And this book signing was quite a special one, because this bookstore was a stone's throw away from where she grew up in Tenafly, NJ.

Books and Greetings was the scene of the action. There were 400+ girls, just a few boys, with books in hand as well as some homemade tokens of affection ready to be handed to Lea. Some were "I love Lea" shirts. Some wore "I love Lea" hats. Some held homemade signs that said "I Love Lea". And once in a while you would hear a wave of  teen screams echoing  "I love Lea".

Lea Michele was there to sign copies of her book, Brunette Ambition. First, about the book:

This books covers just about EVERYTHING you want to know about Lea Michele. It is a well-designed, easy-to read font of information about her life, from how she got started, to what roles lead her along what path, to where she is now. It is also a book about her life now, what she does on a Sunday afternoon, what she eats for breakfast, who her besties are and what exercises she does. In the book she gives a lot of advice without preaching, it's more like teaching by example. She has lots of recipes for healthy eating, healthy living and fashion. She talks about her time at Glee and thanks Cory for his help with the book. Though formulaic, this is an excellent book for a young girl. If  Marcia Brady had written this when I was a teenager it would have been my Bible.



AJ Colucci's Debut Novel: The Colony


NJ resident AJ Colucci's first science thriller hit the bookstores late last year. About a supercolony of ants that seek to devour our beloved city of Manhattan, it's full of real science, suspense, gore and a little bit of romance and politics. Two entomologists are the main characters that are called up to save the great city. Can they accomplish this goal?

Colucci’s second novel will be coming out in spring 2014 from St. Martin’s Press. "My stories combine cutting-edge science with the fast pace of a thriller," she states. The Colony explores the science behind genetically engineered insects.  "I like to write about nature because it can be a brutal place—kill or be killed—but it's also filled with a sort of beauty and logic that makes you wonder which species are truly evolved.”

A. J. Colucci resides in NJ with her husband and two children. A former newspaper reporter, magazine editor and corporate writer, she is now busy at work on her third novel. Her book, The Colony, is available at all major bookstores and online booksellers. For more information visit her website at www.ajcolucci.com,  AJ Colucci on Facebook and @ajcolucci on Twitter. The author is also available to speak to local organizations. Colucci’s second novel will be coming out in spring 2014 from St. Martin’s Press.

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