Member Mondays: Member News

February is a busy month for the women of the WNBA. Read below to see what some of our members have been up to!


Deborah Batterman
 explores what it feels like to see the light at the end of a work-in-progress. So many hours, days, months, years of work coming to an end. Deborah shares her thoughts on her blog, deborahbatterman.com.
Jerusalem Maiden


Talia Carner
‘s novel, Jerusalem Maiden went into third printing! It also won the Forward National Literature Award for historical fiction. You can read the first chapter on her website and/or download a free samplefrom Kindle. And check out the book trailer on YouTube.

Jennifer Cunningham-Lozano, will be writing for a new blog, Simply: A Reading Journal. Exploring new books each month ranging from new fiction to classics. In addition, as part of The Book Nook Center, The Cubby Corner, a children’s reading group, started a new blog dedicated to children’s picture books, fiction and international books.

Susannah Greenberg, WNBA-NYC Publicity Chair and book publicist (SGPR) recently launched an internet radio show on blogtalkradio:  Book Buzz with Susannah Greenberg: All About Books. On the show, Susannah interviews experts in the book industry, book publishing, and writers. The show is for anyone interested in books.

A Place to Die

Dorothy James will be on a blog-tour to promote her novel A Place to Die – An Inspector Georg Buechner Mystery. Organized by Tribute Books, the tour takes place February 6-28. Details.

Jill Tardiff, former WNBA National President, long-time NYC chapter member and publishing-industry entrepreneur turned cheesemonger, aka TheCheeseCrone on Twitter, talks about The Best of Regional Cheesemaking: The Northeast, Monday, February 27 6:00-7:30PM ($8.00). Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, 900 Broadway, corner of 20th Street. Details.

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne


Patricia Valenti
 will speak about Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel, and a professional artist and prolific writer. Patricia will discuss how she addresses the boundaries between life and art in the second volume of her book, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life. Monday, February 27, 4 – 5:30PM. Cuny Grad Centre, 365 Fifth Avenue. Free and open to the public. Details.
Make sure to check back every Monday for more exciting news!

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