Spring has sprung! My crocuses had just emerged from the rubble by March 11, when I headed out of Rockaway, to spend several weeks at an artists’ residency in Dutchess County. I am immersing myself in the interesting history of the Hudson Valley and working on a new writing project. I look forward to seeing tulips when I return to the Rock in April.
I am very proud of the fact that my book, Images of America: Rockaway Beach, preserved for future generations, a print and digital memory of over 200 original historical photos of Rockaway Beach, 67 of which were, sadly, destroyed by the flood waters of Superstorm Sandy, in October 2012. If you are looking for a meaningful gift to take to Easter dinner, a Passover seder, or for Mother’s Day, signed copies can be ordered from this website by clicking on the “Buy Now” PayPal button on the right side of the home page.
Also, I am now distributing special commemorative copies of my book, free of charge, to individuals and organizations who lost their previously purchased copies during Superstorm Sandy, to individuals who endured major business or household damage from the storm, and to storm recovery volunteers. I have given books to libraries, churches, schools, and museums. This give-away has been made possible by a generous grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. To request a gift copy, send a comment to this blog, or an email to VCARTER@nyc.rr.com, as soon as possible. I plan to distribute the special commemorative gift books at an event at The Blue Bungalow, Beach 116 Street, Rockaway Park, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 3- 6 p.m. All are invited to come and enjoy free refreshments and browse the eclectic gift selections at Liz and Jeanne’s very hip store. Additional signed copies of my book will be available for purchase at that time. We’ll be sending an e-vite out to everyone subscribed to my blog (there’s a button on the right side of my home page, so please add your email address there). Save the date!