Bookings: Hudson Valley author events this month

Photo of Sigmund Freud’s couch in his study at 20 Maresfield Gardens in London by Annie Leibovitz

At Barnes & Noble in Kingston: Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m. – Former Forbes Magazine managing editor Stewart Pinkerton will read from his captivating and informative exposé The Fall of the House of Forbes: The Inside Story of the Collapse of a Media Giant. It’s an inside look at the real One Percenters, with speculation as to what brought one such family down a notch or two.

At Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie: Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. – Meet Karl Puttlitz, author of Red, White & Boom: a novel of sabotage, terrorism and the theft of 500 tons of stolen weapons-grade nuclear material. Puttlitz is a recognized forensic metallurgist as well as a pioneering contributor to the field of microelectronic sciences.

At the Golden Notebook in Woodstock: Saturday, January 14 at 4 p.m. – Meet Will Hermes, author of Love Goes to Buildings on Fire.

At Inquiring Minds in New Paltz: Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. – Juliet Dark, pseudonym of an award-winning and critically acclaimed literary suspense writer, will read from and sign copies of The Demon Lover. Fans of paranormal and fantastic romance will enjoy this new offering.

At Inquiring Minds in Saugerties: Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. – Author Christien Gholson will read from her novel A Fish Trapped inside the Wind, blending a realistic portrayal of communal life with elements of fantasy and Surrealism, wherein six lives of a provincial town are changed forever, and from her book of poetry On the Side of the Crow.

At Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: Saturday, January 7 at 4 p.m. – Renowned photographer and Rhinebeck resident Annie Leibovitz will discuss and sign copies of her newest book of images titled Pilgrimage. The book includes a collection of sites significant to the photographer at which she aimed her lens – not on assignment, but on the impulse to satisfy her learned curiosity: the houses of Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Charles Darwin, Ansel Adams, Sigmund Freud’s final home in London and many others. With an introduction written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pilgrimage documents historical sites and natural wonders through Leibovitz’s expert eye.

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Rhinebeck author Donald Rothschild discusses his book Shadow Bay, a noir/crime blog/visual novel. With artwork by William T. Ayton, the story is told with the graphic twist of 380 illustrations.

Saturday, January 14 at a 6 p.m. reception and a 6:30 p.m. discussion – Come to a launch party to celebrate the new children’s books of celebrated Rhinebeck author/illustrator team Lesa Cline Ransome and James Ransome: Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star; Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass.

Sunday, January 22 at 4 p.m. – Red Hook author Carol Goodman, writing as Juliet Dark, reads from The Demon Lover.

Sunday, January 29 at 4 p.m. – Bard professor Bradford Morrow reads from his newest collection of short stories titled The Uninnocent. Morrow’s stories have garnered him awards such as the O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes and have given him a devoted following. Now gathered here for the first time is a collection of his finest Gothic tales.




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