A shrink, a sign-language interpreter, an ex- nun, and one fiercely happy broad walked into a bar… and read from their books:
MIINDY GREENSTEIN will read from The House on Crash Corner (Greenpoint Press, with Foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks), which was one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s 10 Books to Pick Up. A clinical psychologist and writer, her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, SELF, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Ducts.com, etc. Mindy was selected as one of the featured authors at the 19th Annual Festival of Women Authors in Irvine, CA.
ARNINE CUMSKY WEISS will read from her novel, The Undefeated. She’s a teacher of English as a second language and a sign language interpreter who has worked in the field of Deafness for over thirty years. She is the author of five books: her sixth book, She Ain’t Heavy, will be out this fall.
MAURA MULLIGAN will read from Call of the Lark, published by Greenpoint Press on May 10—exactly 54 years after she arrived in America from County Mayo, Ireland, where she worked on the family farm, danced onstage, and served pints in a pub. In NYC, she became a telephone operator, then a nun for sixteen years. She was also a teacher of English, Irish language and dance. Her writing has appeared in The Irish Times, Irish America, The Irish Echo, Ducts.org, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.
ELLEN SCHECTER will read from Fierce Joy, the latest Greenpoint Press release. She’s written many children’s books and collaborated on numerous multi-award winning TV series, including Reading Rainbow and The Magic School Bus. Her first novel, The Big Idea (Hyperion), won the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Check out her latest review on FabOverFifty and a recent podcast @ dr.paulchristomd.com.