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A Brownstone in Brooklyn 20th Anniversary Edition going into Pre-Sale!

Friends, some great news! The 20th Anniversary Edition of A Brownstone in Brooklyn will be published through IngramSpark. The pre-sale starts Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 and the publication date is Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Jeff Hayes a cover artist tweaked the cover of the anniversary edition. I really love the new cover!

A Brownstone in Brooklyn was published September 2001, a few days before 911 in New York, and never had a chance to get traction. Yet it has sold steadily and gained in popularity. It is in the Atlanta Public Library, Dekalb Public Library, Chicago Public Library and many other library systems across the country. In 2018, it was on the shelves of Barnes & Nobles stores as well as many independent book stores. It was also on the bookshelves of Borders before the chain closed.

Before the Pandemic, I had a July 2021 date scheduled for an event at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, New York to celebrate the Anniversary. I worked a year on the event, but Covid-19 destroyed that effort. It seems like something is always getting in the way of pushing A Brownstone in Brooklyn to the next level. I am hopeful of celebrating with some of you, in Brooklyn in 2022, the success of this book that was celebrated by the national renowned author Terry Kay: "This is a bold, heart-felt work, certainly worthy of those who are fortunate enough to discover it in their quest for both interest and pleasure in their reading." Terry Kay recently published the novel, The Valley of Light. His first novel, "The Year the Lights Came on", was published in 1976. He also wrote "To Dance With the White Dog" and "Taking Lottie Home". Kay has agreed to write the television screenplay and co-produce an adaptation of "The Valley Of Light" for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Two other Kay novels----"To Dance With the White Dog" and "The Runaway"----have been Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.

From A Brownstone in Brooklyn, the Character Sister Love was on the B52 Bus heading to work when she saw kids playing on the Gates Avenue sidewalk. She thinks about how life shifts on a dime: "The most special times in a person's life are not meant to last forever. They're like bubbles rising from a plastic ring dipped into a soapy solution. The soap bubbles rise, with the sun flashing brilliant colors, then bursts into a showery memory mist.”

Hopefully, A Brownstone in Brooklyn will get that long anticipated recognition on its 20th Anniversary!

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