Black Dog Books Reading & Signing

My June 1 appearance at Black Dog Books in Lafayette, NJ was a first for both of us: my first in-person reading and signing, and the store’s first in-person event since March 2020!

Longtime pal Deb Manfredonio supplied a tray of Circus Peanuts in honor of an anecdote in my bio.

Black Dog Books is not only charming and atmospheric, but fiercely supportive of local authors. The owner placed an order and scheduled the event on the spot when I handed her a review copy.

It’s in the stonewalled basement of a 19th century building, neighboring a rushing creek stocked with trout, a former vaudeville theater (#thereisnosuchthingascoincidence) and numerous historic structures now housing gift shops and eateries.

Reading & Book Signing July 24!

Historic Apple Acres is hosting an author talk and book signing!

Award-winning food writer Kathy Biehl will talk about the roles that food plays in our lives (way beyond nutrition) and read from her latest book Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales. Copies will be available for purchase. If you already have it, bring your copy and Kathy will sign it!

Join her from 4-6 PM Saturday, July 24 at Apple Acres, 1064 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ (home to Passaic County’s largest community garden).

Eat, Drink & Be Wary explores the joys, quirks and questionable behavior that food and drink inspire.  From Houston’s burgeoning culinary landscape to late-night revelry in Britain and Barcelona to a Hell’s Kitchen TV studio, it captures a way of life we take for granted no longer, when people freely gathered at tables and counters, shared food, raised glasses, and partook of drama and laughter and magic.

It’s also very funny.

Kathy reviewed restaurants in Houston and NYC and covered the specialty food industry, for more than 30 years. Her food writing has won awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Houston Press Club. She is also an attorney, an actress best known for the dowager role in the first revival of the Marx Brothers’ musical I’ll Say She Is, and an astrologer.

banner with golden background and two images in a dark brown rectangle, one of the cover of the book Eat, Drink & Be Wary   and to the right of that a photo of Kathy Biehl. Between the two photos centered and touching the bottom of the image is a photo of a red wooden sign in the shape of an apple and the letters APPLE ACRES in all caps. To the left of that are the words 4 to 6 PM Sat. July 24 at Apple Acres. To the right of the apple photo are the words 1064 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ