What a fabulous time I had at BooksNJ, one of the state’s largest celebrations of reading and writing! In addition to conducting Facebook Live interviews with various Garden State authors and literary leaders for HipNewJersey.com, I also served as a panelist in the festival’s Labeling Fiction tent. The coolest part about speaking to over a dozen authors from all different genres and walks of life is discovering how much we actually have in common. […]

Author Joan Ramirez met with me at the #HipNJ studio to discuss two of her books, Let It Go, Let It Flow Leadership and Jamie Is Autistic: Learning In a Special Way! I always love meeting with fellow authors and discussing our writing habits and preferences. Ramirez writes in a way that is inspirational and motivating, and I highly recommend picking up a copy of one of her books! Check […]

Tonight was one for the record books! I covered the book launch event for one of my favorite human beings on the planet, Kelly Clarkson. After her (wildly entertaining) Q&A, she signed copies of her debut book, River Rose And The Magical Lullaby. She didn’t do press interviews, but we had the opportunity to meet her. I felt silly standing in line with a bunch of little kids and their mommies, so […]

Let’s #Flashback to when I spoke with Lauren Pizza, author of “Meant to Be: The Lives and Loves of a Jersey Girl.” The story behind this book might shock you! A few years back, Lauren went to a palm reader who told her she needed to start developing her writing. The reading confused Lauren because she had never really written before, but when Lauren got home, she started writing. “Long […]

New Jersey author Allison E. Conway visited me in the #HipNJ studio to discuss her book, Friendshit. After graduating college, Conway decided it was time to start filtering through her friends. (Haven’t we all been there?) “I was discovering who my real friends were, what makes a great friend, and how to be a great friend,” the author said. Then, she decided to write a book about it. Like myself, Conway self-published. The biggest […]

Author Eva Lesko Natiello poses a very spooky question: “What would you do if you Googled yourself and uncovered something shocking?” I visited the NJ author at the Jersey Shore to learn about “The Memory Box,” an Amazon #1 Bestseller. The psychological thriller is about a young woman who Googles herself and discovers details of a past she doesn’t remember. Natiello told me that her Garden State life influenced the book. “Being a suburban mother of two helped bring […]