Category Archives: Sally Ember

From New Nagler: ‘Romeo’s a-travelling to Mantua. Fetch him.’

Some scenes are hard to write. This was one.   “He walked. Past the old mills, past the stoops, past the troubles that weren’t his own; out of the light of downtown into the darkness of the worker’s ghetto, along … Continue reading

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New Nagler: Where he comes from

It’s what you do in a poor town, he learned. Have hope; everything else is darkness.   The Baker Hills section of Ironton was developed by one of the city’s rich bankers more than a century ago as a swanky … Continue reading

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New Providence (NJ) Book Festival, set for Saturday

The second New Providence Book Festival has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. The rain date is September 29th. Scheduled … Continue reading

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Elephants, the golfer and the compound: ‘The Weight of Living’

There was some dispute about George Dickinson’s ancestral claims, but Nagler didn’t care. He had lived in the area for eighty-five years and his family settled in these hills before the Revolution, whether it was the right Dickinson family or … Continue reading

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Howard Newton on how corruption works (The Swamps of Jersey)

“They make rule after rule to shut that door of opportunity for the little guy. Get their hands around the throats of the middle class and squeeze.  They make deals that only benefit themselves and their money men.”  — Howard … Continue reading

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Is this how the new Frank Nagler story ends?

This is another piece for the new Frank Nagler story, a work in progress. This might be the end of the book, but then again it might not be. The thing about a work in progress is that things change. … Continue reading

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The award-winning ‘Weight of Living’

“Outside, a steady rain washed away all other sounds; just the splash of water on asphalt and cement, tapping on roof tops and drumming metal car roofs; a perfect wall behind which to hide. We walk through this wreckage, seeking … Continue reading

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June is Audiobook Month — And I have one

For the first time ever I am pleased and amazed to say I have a reason to celebrate June is Audiobook Month. In April, my publisher Imzadi Publishing released the audiobook version of THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY, the first Frank … Continue reading

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We are West Hartley Parkway

It was a voice from the past. Fifty years past. “So, what have you been doing for the past fifty years?” It was the voice of Jim Morrison, my best friend and rock-and-roll bandmate from Fulton, N.Y. He had found … Continue reading

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Warren County ParkFest: June 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s that time again for ParkFest, featuring, live jazz, an art show, historical displays and films, “Authors Alley” where you’ll meet published authors, a classic car show, food trucks/vendors, and more! It’s all happening at Bread Lock Park, a Warren … Continue reading

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