Shelf Life: Debbie De Louise on Mysteries, Cats, and Connecting

Long Island librarian and novelist Debbie De Louise integrates her passion for reading with a passion for writing. De Louise self-published her first book, Cloudy Rainbow, in 2008, and has since had seven books traditionally published. “I’ve written steadily since 2015,” the author said. “I’ve Read More …

Shelf Life: Huntington Book Club Approaches 20-Year Milestone

Huntington offers a wide range of library and business-sponsored book groups, and there are countless discussion groups that locals put together on their own. One enduring local book club is just shy of its 20-year milestone. “Some years ago we started referring to ourselves as Read More …

Shelf Life: Bonnie Grubman on the Value of Picture Books

Bonnie Grubman finds endless enthusiasm in writing for children. “I love kids, and I’ve always loved picture books,” she said. “I think they are the most important books written.”  Before moving to Long Island, and before becoming an author, Grubman grew up in Queens. She Read More …

Shelf Life: Kerriann Flanagan Brosky on Sharing Long Island History

Huntington resident Kerriann Flanagan Brosky is a many-titled woman. In addition to being an author, she is also a photographer, Long Island historian, foodie, and ghost investigator.  While studying for her BFA in photography from Long Island University, Brosky became a photo intern for Newsday. Read More …

Shelf Life: Ella Schwartz Aims to Educate, Empower, and Inspire

Science, curiosity, and fun: these are the key ingredients in Long Island author Ella Schwartz’s children’s books. Though her books tackle formidable subjects—from decoding ciphers to understanding stolen credit in science history—Schwartz believes there’s a way communicate complicated material to young people. “I think sometimes Read More …

Shelf Life: A Book Group Guide for the New Year

Searching for places to discuss your favorite books, or wondering where you can discover new favorites? Here’s your Huntington Now guide to local book clubs and discussion groups. Book Revue Book Revue hosts a book group every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM Read More …

Shelf Life: Gae Polisner Perseveres at Storytelling

Huntington resident Gae Polisner’s young adult novels explore lives filled with challenges and perseverance; the author’s writing journey exemplifies the same. Polisner grew up adoring stories and words. “You’d find me with my head in a book or writing from the time I was 8 Read More …

Shelf Life: James A. Perez on Creating More Inclusive Stories

James A Perez is looking to rewrite fantasy and adventure narratives to transcend the limits of stories past. Perez grew up immersed in stories, taking a particular shining to the vivid worlds found in Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Read More …