July 2008

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Four stores carrying TTtG

Posted by on 31 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Clove Lake Book Store now carries Trails Through the Greenbelt.  In case you haven’t been keeping track, the rundown of places that are carrying TTtG are:

Bent Pages

Every Thing Goes Book Cafe


Clove Lake Book Store

Also, as I mentioned in a previous blog entry, five copies of TTtG will be sent directly to Mitchell Trupia for the shop that will be located in his new club in Bluffton, SC.  If you ever find yourself in that neck of the woods, the name of the club is:

Mitchell Trupia’s Rock City Nightclub



The grand opening runs from August 15th-August 29th, which I anticipate will be two really fun-filled weeks.  TTtG.org is always willing to promote events and projects by local artists, or in this case, a local artist who has gone down south (geographically that is…LOL.)  Now, for all you Staten Island authors and the people who love them, you’ve got many options when it comes to buying the book.  Choose your destination.

Starting today

Posted by on 30 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

TTtG will be available at Clove Lake Book Store starting today.  I’ll be bringing them over at around 5PM.  Just to let you know, five books will be available, so get them while they’re hot!  At this point, I’d like to congratulate all of the authors once again for being part of this project, for it is a journey and not a destination.  We put a lot of effort into this and it’s really paying off.  Thank you once again and stay tuned to this blog for more info.

Kudos to Mitcher

Posted by on 29 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Trails Through the Greenbelt will be making its way down South, specifically South Carolina. Mitchell Trupia, a TTtG author, has opened a club and will be selling copies in his store. This will be the first piece of exposure that a non-NYC audience will have to Staten island talent.  For more info on the club, check out http://www.myspace.com/rockcitysc.

A few acknowledgments

Posted by on 28 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I would like to thank (in no particular order):

Gabi Pawelec – Thank you for offering your connection to Bluestockings for us.  The books will be on the way to you soon.

Paul Chipkin – Thank you for offering to write a review for New York City Voices.  I’m sure your input will do the work justice.

Jaclyn Shaw – Though you are not a poet in the anthology, you are a well-known singer/songwriter here on Staten Island who is a poet in her own rite.  I am acknowledging you due to the fact that you offered to write a review of TTtG on your website and on Amazon.  I am looking forward to your input.


Posted by on 17 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Bluestockings is a popular activist bookstore located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  custom writing paper Recently, one of the managers, Brooke, contacted me after I made a pitch to her regarding the sale of TTtG.  She accepted it and will take two books under consignment.  We may also plan to have a book signing there, so please be aware that another TTtG event will be underway.  Hopefully, we will have some undivided cooperation in making this event a success.  Let me remind you that this store is in Manhattan.  We are sure to get noticed.  Bluestockings does offer an e-mail newsletter to all of the people involved, so hopefully we will have as many authors as possible attend this function.  This could potentially be a big deal people.  I can’t stress this enough.

Unfortunate but expected

Posted by on 10 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Barnes & Noble will not be hosting a book signing for TTtG, due to the fact that the book can’t be returned to the publisher.  I somewhat expected 100 mg soft viagra the rejection, but that’s OK.  Slowly but surely, we are making our way into Staten Island’s public domain.   This website has fully documented our creative process and I thank everybody wholeheartedly for contributing to it.

In the meantime, I’m going to give a shout out to The Vibe.  They are putting together a DVD of performances entitled “A Beautiful Mess.”  Since they were inspired by TTtG, it is only appropriate that we promote their project.  We are all about supporting the Staten Island art scene and will help out any and all who are creative.  Their website is: http://www.comevibewithus.com.

First review on Amazon

Posted by on 01 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

This is the first review TTtG has received on Amazon.  Since many people have not ordered the book yet, it is helpful to get some reviews.  Pretty soon, I will be posting a review that will appear in NYC Voices, a mental health quarterly newspaper.  It will be reviewed by columnist and TTtG author, Paul Chipkin.  Now, seeing that many of the authors in the book don’t know each other, it is certain that the review will be unbiased.  Right, Paul?  **NUDGE**  In the meantime, this is a review that was written by Beltane Babe, also known as TTtG author, Dena Ventrudo.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection Of Talent, July 1, 2008

By Beltane Babe

This book can be appreciated by more than just those from Staten Island, NY, where you can find The Greenbelt. Aside from all the hard work that went into getting this book out there, this book deserves all the stars it can get for compiling such a diverse collection of creative works!

It is written by real people, your average Joe’s and Jane’s who in fact, exceed the average! This is the kind of compliation that you want to leave on your coffee table to share with family and friends. It is genuine, down to earth, art.

Two thumbs up and five stars!