We were sitting in the shadow of history, peddling our wares like those who came before.
Authors, food vendors, artists, musicians, crafters, historians, historic car fans and others at the roadside park that celebrates one of the creations that drove the regional economy and forged the social and economic landscape of North Jersey, the Morris Canal.
This was first-ever Park Fest on June 10, the event sponsored by Warren County Park Foundation and the Morris Canal Committee at Bread Lock Park, which features a replica canal boat, the dug path of the actual canal and the machinery that made the lock work. Simple stuff drenched in history and economic importance.
Congratulations to the organizers, for this event drew good sized crowds who mingled curiously among the displays.
And thanks to the many readers who both purchases copies of the Frank Nagler mysteries, or listened to my rambling explanation about the books, and still walked away with information cards and flyers.
Looking forward to next year’s Park Fest.
Now it’s off to BooksNJ2017, at the Paramus Public Library grounds beginning at 1 p.m.
I am excited to be on a panel discussing sidekicks in mysteries, entitled “Does every Sherlock need a Watson?”
It is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. at tent 221B Baker Street.
BooksNJ2017 will feature over 110 authors.
The Frank Nagler Mystery series is “The Swamps of Jersey,” the award winning “A Game Called Dead,” and the newly released “The Weight of Living.”
The Nagler books are available online at: