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. […]

Cara Di Falco is one of my heroes. She left a cushy television gig to follow her passion for all things food and it’s paying off in dividends! Learn all about her online media platform Cara’s Cucina (a foodie’s dream!) and how she transitioned into the wonderfully wacky and ever-changing world of media entrepreneurship, only on HipNewJersey.com! PS – The day after we filmed this, I visited Cara in the Cucina and we whipped up a Ten […]

A post shared by Lisa Marie Latino (@lisamarielatino) on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:28am PDT Listen up, authors. When I tell you that Book Expo is a must-attend event, take it as complete gospel. All of the top people in the publishing game (except Amazon, for obvious reasons) assemble inside the country’s most magical pop-up library for a stimulating few days of reading, learning and networking. In an industry that is […]

I went to Bloomingdale’s Short Hills to shop for my book release party, taking place October 8th. Marlie Massena, PR Manager of Bloomingdale’s Short Hills, helped style me for the big event. First, I tried a black Dress The Population sheath dress, paired with 100% Bloomingdale’s Sarah Jessica Parker pink heels. Next, a black French Connection lace dress with panel detailing and mini cutouts. I loved this dress. The next dress was a little out of my comfort zone. I usually don’t do floral, […]

Promoting my debut novel, Ten Years Later, I had the opportunity to speak at the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women-to-Women event at the JCC of Central New Jersey. I discussed my writing process, and spoke to attending female business professionals throughout the Garden State. “I loved hearing Lisa Marie speak. I loved hearing her story. She’s dynamic, and I’m so looking forward to her book release in the fall,” said Maria Fuentes, VP and […]

Ready, set, network! I sat down with L’Oréal Drayton, founder of The Black Brunch NJ. The Black Brunch NJ is a monthly networking brunch put on in order to allow New Jersey business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect and network with their professional peers. The event has an all-black dress code that allows for a mix of professionalism and elegance. Drayton is a fellow entrepreneur doing great things. I want to thank her […]